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Related to anything but: all but
not The minister and the church leaders are all deaf, yet the service is anything but silent.
Usage notes: used to emphasize that something is the opposite of what you might expect
By no means, not at all, as in He is anything but ambitious for a promotion. William Wordsworth in his long poem, The Prelude (1805-1806), wrote: "Grief call it not, 'twas anything but that."
By no means; not at all: I was anything but happy about going.