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used for giving a negative answer to something that someone asks or offers you
used for saying no or for refusing permission in a strong clear way
used as a way of emphasizing a negative statement
used for saying “no” very definitely in answer to a question
used for saying “no” without being very definite
used to say in a strong and definite way that something must not happen or be done
Britishspoken used for answering “no,” when you think someone has suggested something that is impossible
used for saying that you will definitely not do something or that something will definitely not happen
used for saying that something is not possible, especially when someone asks you for something
used for making a sentence, expression, or word negative
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
the thick make-up that actors put on their faces
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Free thesaurus definition of ways of saying no from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.