Synonyms of not exactly
not exactly (ironic)
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by no means
in no wayno waynot at alldefinitely notnot in the leaston no accountnot in the slightestnot the least bitabsolutely not
hardlyYou use hardly to mean 'not' when you want to suggest that you are expecting your listener or reader to agree with your comment.
• It's hardly surprising his ideas didn't catch on.
not at allnotno wayby no means
Thesaurus for not exactly from the Collins English Thesaurus