far from something

far from something
far from (something) not at all.

We were far from disappointed when they canceled the invitation.

Far from declaring victory, he was thinking of what to do if he lost.

Usage notes: usually used to show that a result of action was not expected or wanted
Related vocabulary: a far cry from something

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  • far from it — On the contrary • • • Main Entry: ↑far * * * far from it spoken phrase used for saying that what was just said is not at all true, and that the opposite is probably true I’m not saying they’re all crooks, far from it! Some of them are very decent …   Useful english dictionary

  • far from from doing something — far from sth/from doing sth idiom almost the opposite of sth or of what is expected • It is far from clear (= it is not clear) what he intends to do. • Computers, far from destroying jobs, can create employment. Main entry: ↑farid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Far from it. — something that you say in order to tell someone that something is not true. I thought Jeff spoke fluent French. Far from it all he can say is bonjour ! …   New idioms dictionary

  • far from — staff were far from happy: NOT, not at all, nowhere near; the opposite of. → far * * * far from phrase used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention The battle is far from over. far from doing something: Far from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • far cry from something —    If one thing is a far cry from something else, they are very different from each other, especially in quality or size.     My tiny apartment in New York was a far cry from my parents spacious house …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • far from — used for saying that the real situation is the opposite of what you mention The battle is far from over. far from doing something: Far from seeming glad to see him, Rose looked almost angry …   English dictionary

  • far removed from something — very different from something Our dreams are often far removed from reality …   English dictionary

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