of course not Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “of course not” in the English Dictionary

"of course not" in British English

See all translations

of course not

A2 used to ​emphasize that you ​disagree or that something is not ​true: "Where did you get the ​money? Did you ​steal it?" "Of course not. I ​borrowed it from Carol."
(Definition of of course not from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"of course not" in American English

See all translations

of course not

definitely no or ​definitely not: "The ​pie is ​delicious! Do you ​mind if I have a second ​helping? " "Of course not, I’m ​glad you like it."
(Definition of of course not from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “of course not”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于强调不同意或不正确)当然不…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於強調不同意或不正確)當然不…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More