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synonyms for nix

  • forbidding
  • no
  • nothing
  • refusal
  • sprite
  • veto
See also synonyms for: nixed / nixing

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What is another word for nix?

Nix is most commonly used as a verb. Close synonyms of this sense are veto, deny, reject, and refuse. Nix is usually a bit more informal than these.

This sense of nix is used in the context of saying no to or rejecting ideas, plans, suggestions, proposals, etc. When someone is said to have nixed something, it typically means that they have given it a hard no. In other words, when something is nixed, it’s often denied or rejected permanently.

You could also use words like quash or cancel.

Relatedly, nix can be used as a noun meaning a rejection or a refusal. This is kind of like saying that something has gotten the ax. 

Nix can be used as a noun meaning “nothing,” as in zero, zip, zilch, nada, nil, naught.

It can also mean no, but this isn’t commonly used.

Sometimes, nix is used as an interjection of warning, similar to Watch out! or Be careful!

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antonyms for nix

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  • OK
  • approval
  • sanction
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How to use nix in a sentence

Atom is riding a new wave of investor enthusiasm best exemplified by Robinhood, the app-based brokerage beloved by millennials that helped pioneer nixing stock trading fees.
ATOM LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE ON THE STOCK MARKET CRAZE WITH A NEW ANALYTICS SUBSCRIPTIONRHHACKETTFORTUNEOCTOBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
When Bush’s Constellation program was nixed, it was still in a very early stage of development, marred by many technical and logistical problems.
WE NEED TO SHIELD THE US SPACE PROGRAM FROM ELECTION CYCLE CHAOSNEEL PATELOCTOBER 5, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Republican state legislators have nixed the state’s old straight-ticket option, after 2018’s Democratic surge led to massive down-ballot wins in urban counties.
THE TRAILER: THE SEVEN POLITICAL STATES OF TEXASDAVID WEIGELOCTOBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Western States Petroleum Association, the industry trade group representing major companies like Chevron, pressed to nix the spill prohibition altogether and just preserve the longtime practice of containment.
OIL COMPANIES ARE PROFITING FROM ILLEGAL SPILLS. AND CALIFORNIA LETS THEM.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUN, AND LYLLA YOUNES, PROPUBLICASEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
However, these effects were nixed in mice without a particular neuronal cell type—NPY cells—that partially form those phone lines between acupuncture and effect, suggesting that they’re necessary for acupuncture’s anti-inflammatory effects.
WE NEED NEW, SAFER WAYS TO TREAT PAIN. COULD ELECTROACUPUNCTURE BE ONE?SHELLY FANAUGUST 18, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Unless your guests are close friends, I’d nix the home option.
SPILLING SEX SECRETS FOR CASHEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 17, 2020OZY
For an artificial-biological hybrid neural system, the absence of chemistry is like nixing international cargo vessels and only sticking with land-based trains and highways.
SCIENTISTS USED DOPAMINE TO SEAMLESSLY MERGE ARTIFICIAL AND BIOLOGICAL NEURONSSHELLY FANJUNE 23, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
I wanted the old gent to start me up in it, but he said, 'Nix come arouse.'
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
It is related that a man, who once saw a nix on the shore of the March busy at his work, threw a rosary upon it.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
"Nix for the bungalow," he replied, using a slang word that had become immensely popular.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
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