well-nigh


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well-nigh

(wĕl′nī′)
adv.
Nearly; almost.
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well-nigh

adv
nearly; almost: it's well-nigh three o'clock.
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well′-nigh′



adv.
very nearly; almost.
[before 1150]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.well-nigh - (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
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well-nigh

adverb almost, nearly, virtually, practically, next to, all but, just about, more or less Finding a rug that's just the right colour can be well-nigh impossible.
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Translations

well-nigh

[ˈwelnaɪ] ADV well-nigh impossiblecasi imposible
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well-nigh

[ˌwɛlˈnaɪ] adv well-nigh impossiblequasi impossibile
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nigh

(nai) adverb
an old word for near.
ˈwell-nigh
nearly; almost. It was well-nigh midnight when he arrived.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The rising economic inequality, coupled with income inequality in Naya Pakistan is making community development well-nigh difficult if not impossible.
'It is well-nigh unthinkable for respondent to profess deprivation of due process when she herself chose to litigate her case before the media,' the high court said.
Now that summer is here in full force, the power outages mean that it becomes well-nigh impossible to concentrate on academics when there is no electricity.
Kara Tointon is well-nigh perfect in a difficult part, the epitome of grace and charm.
By removing the democratic right of representation from well-nigh half the referendum voters they make a mockery of democracy whilst falsely claiming they do this in the name of democracy.
In those days, the USPGA and our Open overlapped which made it well-nigh impossible for players to compete in both.
JEREMY Paxman laid into "pretty terrible prime minister" David Cameron in a late-night television appearance - blasting his EU referendum record as "well-nigh unforgivable".
It is well-nigh impossible to envisage a scenario in which the train did not reach 100mph.
The government officials, on the other hand, welcomed the meeting, saying the government supports the effort of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to unite the two Moro Fronts, if not structurally, which is well-nigh impossible, then at least in unity of purpose.
Doing so, Zafzaf offers visions of Moroccan culture and its traditions in an easygoing style that is well-nigh incomparable.
It's well-nigh impossible but we had a terrific crack at it.