not especially

idiom

informal
used to say that one is not very interested in doing something
"Would you like to go to a movie?" "No, not especially."

Examples of not especially in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Purple Noon is not especially willing (or able — it was released in 1960) to explore Ripley’s possible homosexuality. Mark Harris, Vulture, 16 Apr. 2024 Neurologists agree, however, that Biden’s episodic memory errors are within the range of normal healthy aging and that the details of one’s personal life are not especially relevant to a president’s job. Leo Gugerty, The Conversation, 10 June 2024 Over here: Boston, entitled by 17 championships, its fans not especially likable. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 9 June 2024 This account may or may not be true: The IDF’s investigations into itself are not especially trustworthy. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for not especially 

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“Not especially.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20especially. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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