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English definition of “not at all”

not at all

B1 used as a polite reply after someone has thanked you: "Thanks for helping." "Not at all."Polite expressions B2 used to say "no" or "not" strongly: "Was he a nuisance?" "No, not at all." I'm not at all happy about it.Intensifying expressions
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