by no means Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"by no means" in British English

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by no means

(also not by any means)C1 not at all: It is by no means ​certain that we'll ​finish the ​project by ​June. This isn't the last we'll ​hear of it by any means.
(Definition of by no means from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"by no means" in American English

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by no means

(also not by any means) not in any way: It is by no means ​clear what the ​president can do to end the ​strike. Note: Used to emphasize a negative statement.
(Definition of by no means from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by no means”
in Chinese (Simplified) 决不,一点都不…
in Chinese (Traditional) 決不,一點都不…
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