Definition of not so much (something) as (something else)
- What bothered me was not so much what he said as how he said it.
- Sailing is not so much a science as an art.
: great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree
: great in importance or significance
: many in number
: to a great degree or extent : considerably
: frequently, often
: a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree
: something considerable or impressive
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: in a different manner or place or at a different time
: in an additional manner or place or at an additional time
: if not : otherwise
: being different in identity
: being in addition
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