far from

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far from (not comparable)

  1. In no way, Not at all.
    Don't leave now: our task is far from complete!
    My stay at the hotel was far from satisfactory.
    • 2014 June 21, “Magician’s brain”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8892:
      The [Isaac] Newton that emerges from the [unpublished] manuscripts is far from the popular image of a rational practitioner of cold and pure reason. The architect of modern science was himself not very modern. He was obsessed with alchemy.
  2. Not characteristic of, not likely to be done or thought by.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene iv:
      For kings are clouts that euery man ſhoots at,
      Our Crowne the pin that thouſands ſeeke to cleaue.
      Therefore in pollicie I thinke it good
      To hide it cloſe: a goodly Strategem,
      And far from any man that is a foole.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see far,‎ from.