anything but

idiom

: not at all
He looked anything but happy.
Though he said he was happy, he looked anything but.
This problem is anything but new.

Examples of anything but in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The palazzo pants have a high waistline with an adjustable drawstring, plus long, flowy legs that are anything but restrictive. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 12 July 2024 And this meeting was anything but a typical developer meet-and-greet. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 12 July 2024 Nobody is saying having an open audition in a free-for-all convention would be anything but messy. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 12 July 2024 That shift is felt most clearly on a warm summer night that’s anything but quiet. Jacob Feldman, Sportico.com, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for anything but 

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“Anything but.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anything%20but. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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