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Ways of emphasizing that something is not true or likely - thesaurus

Synonyms

hardly

adverb

used when you think it is obvious that something is not true, not possible, not surprising etc

scarcely

adverb

used for showing that something is certainly not true or possible

actually

adverb

spoken used when correcting what someone has said or thinks, or what you yourself have said

anything but

used for emphasizing that a particular word does not describe someone or something, because the opposite is true about them

neither...nor (...nor)

used for showing that something is not true of two or more people, things, actions, qualities, or ideas

no such thing

used for emphasizing that something does not exist or did not happen

not think for a minute/moment (that)

used for saying that someone should not believe something

in no/not in any way, shape, or form

used for emphasizing that something is not true or possible

nothing could be further from the truth

used for emphasizing that something is not true at all

no

adverb

used for saying that a statement someone has made is not true

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as if

spoken used for emphasizing that something is not true or is not important

ask someone to believe something

used about things that are difficult to believe because they seem false or wrong

beyond belief/recognition

used for saying that you cannot believe or recognize something

far from it

used for saying that what was just said is not at all true, and that the opposite is probably true

if someone thinks something, they have another think coming

used for saying that someone believes they know what will happen, but they are wrong

in the same breath

used for saying that someone has said two things that cannot both be true

it’s all in your mind

used for saying that something is not real and is just being imagined

it’s not as if...

used for saying that something is not true and therefore it cannot be the explanation for someone’s behaviour

I wish

used for saying that something is not true, although you would be pleased if it were true

just because...

used for saying that even if one thing is true, this is not a reason for thinking that something else is true

not by a long shot/chalk/way

used for saying that something is not true at all

not by any/by no stretch of the imagination

used for saying that you think something cannot be true or possible no matter how hard you try to imagine it

not for a/one moment

used for emphasizing that something is definitely not true, or that you would definitely not do or say something

nothing could be further from my mind

used for saying that you are not thinking about or intending something, when someone has suggested that you are

that’s what you/they etc think

used for saying that someone is wrong about something

there must be some mistake

used for saying that you think something is not correct or that you are being wrongly accused of something

there’s no such thing/person as

used for saying that a particular type of thing/person does not exist

there’s nothing in/to something

used for saying that something is not true

where did you get that idea?

used for telling someone that what they think is definitely not true

Antonyms

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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