Associations to the word «Not»


NOT, adverb. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
NOT, adverb. To no degree
NOT, conjunction. And not.
NOT, interjection. (slang) (1990s) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
NOT, noun. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
NOT, noun. (mathematics) (logic) A unary operation on logical values that changes true to false, and false to true.
NOT A CHANCE, adverb. (idiomatic) Absolutely not; no way.
NOT A LITTLE, adverb. Much, very.
NOT A MINUTE TOO SOON, adverb. (idiomatic) at the last possible moment; just in time
NOT A ONE, pronoun. None whatsoever.
NOT A PATCH ON, preposition. Not nearly as good as: much worse than.
NOT A PRETTY SIGHT, noun. (euphemistic) (sometimes humorous) Something visually unappealing, ranging from mildly unattractive to utterly disgusting in appearance.
NOT A PRETTY SIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) Something disappointing, disquieting, disreputable, or otherwise unworthy of admiration.
NOT A SAUSAGE, noun. Absolutely nothing, none of something.
NOT ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE, adjective. (idiomatic) Not as good as claimed; falling short of expectations.
NOT AS BLACK AS ONE IS PAINTED, adjective. (idiomatic) (informal) not as bad as one is said to be
NOT AS GREEN AS ONE IS CABBAGE-LOOKING, adjective. Not as naive as might be expected.
NOT AT ALL, adverb. (emphatic) Not.
NOT AT ALL, adverb. (idiomatic) Used similarly to you're welcome, as a conventional reply to an expression of gratitude.
NOT BAD, adjective. (idiomatic) Reasonably good.
NOT BE 100 PERCENT ON SOMETHING, verb. To not be completely certain; to lack support.
NOT BE ABLE TO GET A WORD IN EDGEWAYS, verb. (idiomatic) To be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.
NOT BE CAUGHT DEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To refuse completely to do something.
NOT BEAR THINKING ABOUT, adverb. Too frightening or upsetting to even contemplate.
NOT BY ANY MEANS, adverb. (idiomatic) Not at all, not in the slightest
NOT CRICKET, adjective. (idiomatic) (figuratively) (humorous) unsportsmanlike.
NOT DOG, noun. A vegan or vegetarian imitation-sausage, or hot dog sandwich made with one
NOT DOGS, noun. Plural of not dog
NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO SWING A CAT, noun. (idiomatic) Very little space (available) (of a very small room).
NOT EQUAL SIGN, noun. A relation symbol that indicates that two expressions are different; the ≠ symbol.
NOT EVEN, adverb. Introduces or constitutes a more emphatic negation or exclusion than not.
NOT EVEN, interjection. (colloquial) Used to express strong disappointment or disapproval.
NOT FOR THE WORLD, interjection. (idiomatic) Absolutely not; under no circumstances. A defiant no. [from 18th c.]
NOT FUNCTION, noun. (logic) (mathematics) A function that is equivalent to the NOT operator
NOT FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of NOT function
NOT GATE, noun. (electronics) a logic gate performing a Boolean logic NOT operation
NOT GIVE A MONKEY'S, verb. (idiomatic) (UK) Not to have the slightest interest or concern.
NOT GIVE A TINKER'S CUSS, verb. (intransitive) (chiefly British) to be uninterested in something
NOT GIVE A TINKER'S DAMN, verb. (intransitive) To be uninterested in something.
NOT GIVE SOMEONE THE TIME OF DAY, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.
NOT GUILTIES, noun. Plural of not guilty
NOT GUILTY, noun. (legal) A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged.
NOT GUILTY, noun. (legal) A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a defendant is not culpable for the crime with which the defendant was charged.
NOT GUILTY, noun. A member of a jury or tribunal supporting acquittal, or a vote cast in support of acquittal.
NOT GUILTY, noun. A person who has been acquitted of a crime.
NOT GUILTY, adjective. (legal) Of a person, legally innocent of a crime which they have been accused of in a court of law.
NOT GUILTY, adjective. (nonstandard) Innocent.
NOT HALF, adverb. (British) (slang) Greatly; to a considerable extent.
NOT HALF BAD, adjective. (idiomatic) Pretty good; okay; decent.
NOT HARDLY, adverb. Not even hardly: not at all.
NOT HAVE A BEAN, verb. (intransitive) to be destitute or penniless
NOT HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON, verb. (idiomatic) To lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation.
NOT HAVE A POT TO PISS IN, verb. (slang) (vulgar) To have no money or resources.
NOT HAVE THE FAINTEST, verb. (idiomatic) To not know; to have no idea.
NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, adverb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of never in a million years
NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE, adjective. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (US) No longer in quiet and comfortable surroundings
NOT IN THE LEAST, adverb. (idiomatic) not at all, not in any way
NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST, adverb. (idiomatic) not at all, not in any way
NOT INVENTED HERE, adjective. (business) (engineering) (idiomatic) Invented outside one's own company (referring to the knee-jerk dismissal of products, technologies, etc. that come from third parties).
NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE, noun. (idiomatic) Someone who is more intelligent, talented, or emotionally complex than might be assumed.
NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE, noun. (idiomatic) Something that is more useful, versatile, or intrinsically valuable than might be assumed.
NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE, noun. Alternative form of not just a pretty face
NOT KNOW WHAT HIT ONE, verb. To be extremely surprised by an event.
NOT KNOW WHICH END IS UP, verb. (idiomatic) To have no common sense; to be ignorant of the most basic facts; to be very confused.
NOT LEAVE ONE'S THOUGHTS, verb. (idiomatic) To remain in one's mind for a long duration.
NOT LONG, adverb. Used other than as an idiom: see not,‎ long.
NOT LONG, adverb. (UK) Fairly recently.
NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD, adjective. (idiomatic) Unlikely to endure for much more time.
NOT MUCH COP, adjective. (British) (slang) Not very good; unimpressive.
NOT ON, adjective. Unacceptable or impossible.
NOT ON YOUR LIFE, adverb. (idiomatic) Absolutely not; under no circumstances.
NOT ON YOUR NELLY, adverb. (idiomatic) (Cockney rhyming slang) not on your life, an emphatic form of no.
NOT ON YOUR TINTYPE, interjection. (idiomatic) An answer indicating outright rejection or denial; no way; absolutely not.
NOT OPERATOR, noun. (mathematics) (logic) An operation on logical values that changes true to false, and false to true.
NOT OUT, adjective. Used other than as an idiom. not out; in.
NOT OUT, adjective. (cricket) (of a batsman at the end of an innings) not dismissed and having not retired.
NOT QUITE, adverb. (idiomatic) almost, very nearly
NOT REALLY, adverb. To a low degree, not particularly, not especially.
NOT REALLY, adverb. Not actually (a hypothetical will not, in fact, come to pass), often rhetorical.
NOT SEE SOMEONE FOR DUST, verb. (idiomatic) Not to see someone at all; implies hasty departure.
NOT SEE STRAIGHT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see not,‎ see,‎ straight.
NOT SEE STRAIGHT, verb. (figurative) (colloquial) To be unable to think clearly.
NOT SO HOT, adjective. Used other than as an idiom: see not,‎ so,‎ hot.
NOT SO HOT, adjective. (informal) Not very good.
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, noun. (idiomatic) It's of minor importance, at least not as important as it first seemed.
NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER, adjective. (humorous) (euphemistic) Lacking in intelligence; dimwitted.
NOT THE SHARPEST KNIVES IN THE DRAWER, noun. Plural of not the sharpest knife in the drawer
NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED, adjective. (humorous) (euphemistic) Lacking in intelligence; dimwitted.
NOT TO MENTION, conjunction. (idiomatic) Used by the speaker to mention another important point; an apophasis.
NOT TO SAY, conjunction. Used other than as an idiom: see not,‎ to,‎ say.
NOT TO SAY, conjunction. Even; perhaps; almost.
NOT TOUCH SOMETHING WITH A BARGE POLE, verb. (idiomatic) (UK) To avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; (signifies a strong aversion).
NOT TOUCH SOMETHING WITH A TEN FOOT POLE, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.
NOT TOUCH SOMETHING WITH A TEN FOOT POLE, verb. (idiomatic) To be unable (perhaps figuratively) to approach something or someone.
NOT WHILE PUSSY'S A CAT, adverb. (Ulster) never
NOT WIN FOR LOSING, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To repeatedly fail in one's gambles or efforts.
NOT WISE, adjective. (Ulster) insane
NOT WORTH A BRASS FARTHING, adjective. (idiomatic) Worth nothing or next to nothing.
NOT WORTH A CONTINENTAL, adjective. (US) (idiomatic) worthless, lacking in value, especially due to inflation.
NOT WORTH A CRESS, adjective. Worthless
NOT WORTH A CURSE, adjective. Worthless.
NOT WORTH A DIME, adjective. (US) (idiomatic) worthless, lacking in value.
NOT WORTH A PLUG NICKEL, adjective. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) Having no or almost no value; worthless.
NOT WORTH A PLUGGED NICKEL, adjective. Alternative form of not worth a plug nickel
NOT WORTH A WHISTLE, adjective. (idiomatic) Worthless or pointless.
NOT WORTH THE CANDLE, adjective. Not worth the cost or trouble.
NOT WORTH WRITING HOME ABOUT, pronoun. (idiomatic) Variation on nothing to write home about.
NOT YET, adverb. Used to describe that something is expected to happen but has not for the moment.

Dictionary definition

NOT, adverb. Negation of a word or group of words; "he does not speak French"; "she is not going"; "they are not friends"; "not many"; "not much"; "not at all".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.