not especially


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 The work is tense, but usually not especially dangerous. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 15 May 2024 Granted, the sum of money in question here is not especially large — $14,352. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 20 Mar. 2024 Curators at the British Museum are highly qualified but not especially well paid: a salary of around fifty thousand dollars for an experienced curator is not unusual. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 Despite his party’s strong numbers, few voters seem enthused by Mr. Starmer, who is viewed as a competent but not especially charismatic politician. Mark Landler, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Herbicides are not especially effective on this plant. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 15 Apr. 2024 On its own, the first version of the Limitless system is not especially unusual. David Pierce, The Verge, 15 Apr. 2024 Murder trials, day to day, are not especially exciting to cover. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 11 Apr. 2024 In a street rich in halal butchers and supermarkets, Ms. Rashid does not especially stand out. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2024

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“Not especially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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