Definition of not by any means
- It's not by any means certain that he'll come.
- I was not happy about the arrangements by any means, but I agreed to do it.
: to have in the mind as a purpose : intend
: to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future
: to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate : signify
: lacking distinction or eminence : humble
: lacking in mental discrimination : dull
: of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status
: occupying a middle position : intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree
: occupying a position about midway between extremes
: serving as a means : intermediary
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