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An interjection negating the statement one has just made and thus rendering it sarcastic. Oh, yeah, I love getting a ton of homework on my birthday weekend. Not!

not (oneself)

Not feeling as one normally should, either physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier, I'm just not myself today. I know Mary hasn't been herself ever since she lost her job.
See also: not


interj. Not really so! (A tag phrase added to the end of a statement, changing it from affirmative to negative. There is usually a pause before Not!, which is said on a level pitch somewhat higher than the sentence that comes before.) Of course I’m going to pay $100 a ticket to see a rock concert. Not!


half/so bad Informal
Reasonably good.
References in classic literature ?
He did not know that just that simple thought was slowly filling his mind--filling and filling it until other things were softly pushed aside.
I do not know enough about the wonderfulness of undiscovered things to be able to explain how this had happened to him.
Although it was at my own expense, I could not help myself.
I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
He had not thought of himself or of the telegraph office for two and a half hours.
His eyes did not flicker now as they swept the empty fields.
That warm-hearted, enthusiastic girl, all eagerness to see the man she loves do well--Archie, poor old Archie, all on fire to prove to her that her trust in him is not misplaced, and the end--Disillusionment--Disappointment--Unhappiness.
Archie's such a bully good fellow, why not give him a benefit?
It was clear that the upper reaches of the Thames would not allow of the navigation of a boat sufficiently large to take the things we had set down as indispensable; so we tore the list up, and looked at one another!
We must not think of the things we could do with, but only of the things that we can't do without.
Besides, if I was obliged to speak, I should say I was not fond of strangers coming into a town.
Not one in a hundred will ever think anything about your dress, except that it is pretty.
I warned her not to put her hair in curls but she wouldn't listen to me.
Yes, and I have two little children, and I don't know what they would do if I were not to come home.
Farmer Ives looked at it, muttered something or another over it, and cut some notches in a short stick, which he handed to Benjy, giving him instructions for cutting it down on certain days, and cautioning Tom not to meddle with the wart for a fortnight.