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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
used for saying that you or someone else certainly will not do something
used for saying that you will definitely not do something or that something will definitely not happen
used for making a sentence, expression, or word negative
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a small fish with sharp points along its back that lives in rivers
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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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.