by no means
- adverbdefinitely not (Freq. 15)-
the prize is by no means certain-
and that isn't all, not by a long sight• Ant: ↑by all means• Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
* * *NOT AT ALL, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances; Brit. not by a long chalk; informal no way.→ means
* * *adverb or by no manner of means
* * *by no means● mean
* * *by no means phraseused as a way of emphasizing a negative statement
It was by no means excellent but still better than last year.
I wouldn’t say I was an expert, not by any means.Thesaurus: ways of saying nosynonymMain entry: means
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the outcome is by no means guaranteed
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It's by no means certain that he'll come. = It's not by any means certain that he'll come.
This is by no means the first time we have had this problem.• • •Main Entry: ↑means
* * *by ˈno means | not by ˈany (manner of) means idiomnot at all
She is by no means an inexperienced teacher.
We haven't won yet, not by any means.Main entry: ↑meansidiom
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