not to say
Definition of not to say
—used to introduce a more forceful or critical way of describing someone or something He was impolite, not to say downright rude!
Word by Word Definitions
: to express in words : state
: to state as opinion or belief : declare
: utter, pronounce
: something that is said : statement
: an expression of opinion
: a right or power to influence action or decision
: about, approximately
: for example : as
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