This page is about the conversational phrase not really
You can use this instead of saying "no" if you think "no" might sound too definite or too strong.
- "Do you think Harry's handsome?"
"Not really, but he's a lovely guy."
- "Did you enjoy the movie?"
"Not really. It was a bit too violent for me."
When I asked her if she liked the job, she said, "Not really." She
Contributor: Matt Errey