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English definition of “of course not”

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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."
Translations of “of course not”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於強調不同意或不正確)當然不…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于强调不同意或不正确)当然不…
(Definition of of course not from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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