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Meaning of “of course not” in the English Dictionary

"of course not" in British English

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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

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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…
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