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nar·y

 (nâr′ē)
adj.
Not one: "Frequently, measures of major import ... glide through these chambers with nary a whisper of debate" (George B. Merry).

[Alteration of ne'er a.]

nary

(ˈnɛərɪ)
adv
dialect not; never: nary a man was left.
[C19: variant of ne'er a never a]

nar•y

(ˈnɛər i)

adj.
not any.
[1740–50; variant of ne'er a never a]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nary - (used with singular count nouns) colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'; "heard nary a sound"
no - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"
Translations

nary

adj (old) with nary a wordohne ein Wort zu sagen
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