Not particularly. vs Not really.

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Hello. Could you please tell me if 'Not particularly.' and 'Not really.' can be used interchangeably in such examples as below? Thank you.

- Are you ready to play the enjoyable game with us?
- Not particularly. / Not really. (polite 'No' as I don't think the game is enjoyable at all)
  • Nickle Sydney

    Senior Member
    That's something new to me. Is "not particularly" any common? I've never heard it while "not really" is something you hear every day.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    The term not particularly is quite common, and, to a lesser extent, so is not especially.

    Other common expressions are not quite, not exactly, etc.
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