English [ edit ]
( anything but not ) comparable
Not at all; quite the contrary (of).
Our current life-style is anything but sustainable.
It started out as a lively party, now it is anything but.
1887, Karl Marx, Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling (translators), , Chapter 26,
As a matter of fact, the methods of primitive accumulation are
anything but idyllic.
1890, Henry Cuyler Bunner, : The Nice People
"They certainly are nice people," I assented to my wife's observation, using the colloquial phrase with a consciousness that it was anything but "nice" English, "and I'll bet that their three children are better brought up than most of----"
1893, Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sinding (illustrator), William Archer (translator), , Chapter II: Appearance and Dress,
The pure-bred Eskimo would at first glance seem to most of us Europeans
anything but beautiful.
Translations [ edit ]
not at all
tudo menos ( corresponding to “anything but something” ), tudo menos isso ( corresponding to “anything but” at the end of a clause ) Spanish:
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