Another Word for NO: 55+ Simple Ways to Say “No” in English

Do you need another word for “no”? The list below will show you many wonderful ways to say “no” in English. Let’s learn different ways of saying “no”!

Other Ways to Say NO

Here are some synonyms words for “no” in English ESL learners should know.

  • I’m sorry I’m busy.
  • That’s not going to work for me.
  • Maybe next time.
  • I’d love to – but can’t.
  • My body says yes, but my heart says no.
  • That doesn’t work for me.
  • I wish I could make it work.
  • I really appreciate you asking me, but I can’t do it.
  • I’m not able to commit to that right now.
  • I just don’t have that to give right now.
  • I want to, but I’m unable to.
  • I’d like to, but I know I’II regret it.
  • I’m in a season of NO.
  • Sounds tempting, but I’II have to pass.
  • I am honored that you asked me but I can’t do it.
  • I really appreciate you asking me but I can’t commit to that right now.
  • No, thanks.
  • Thanks for thinking of me but I can’t.
  • Unfortunately not.
  • I’m afraid I can’t.
  • Maybe another time.
  • Not possible.
  • By no means.
  • I’m slammed.
  • Not for me, thanks.
  • Unfortunately, that’s not something I can do at this time.
  • I’m really booked.
  • Thanks for thinking of me. I really wish I could.
  • That’s not an option.
  • This is not negotiable.
  • I think not.
  • If only it worked, but …
  • Not for me my friend, thanks.
  • I have something else.
  • Certainly not.
  • Nope
  • Nah
  • Sorry
  • Not now
  • Not this time
  • I’m taking some time.
  • I am not accepting anything else at this time.
  • We appreciate the offer, but …
  • I’m not really into it, but thanks for asking!
  • I’d rather not, thanks.
  • Sounds fun, but I’m not available.
  • It is not a good idea for me.
  • Apologies, but I can’t make it.
  • No way
  • I shall not.
  • Not likely
  • If only I could
  • I’II need to bow out
  • No thanks. I have another …
  • Unfortunately, it’s not a good time.
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NO Synonyms

Last Updated on August 3, 2023

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