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Meaning of “anything but” in the English Dictionary

"anything but" in British English

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anything but

used to ​mean the ​opposite of the ​statedquality: She's ​meant to be really ​nice but she was anything but ​nice when I ​met her.
(Definition of anything but from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anything but" in American English

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anything but

not at all or not in any way: She was anything but ​friendly the last ​time I ​saw her.
(Definition of anything but from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “anything but”
in Chinese (Simplified) 恰恰不, 根本不, 决不…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恰恰不, 根本不, 決不…
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