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Antonyms for but
bʌt; unstressed bətbut

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term but.

Wiktionary

  1. butconjunction

    Outside of.

    Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.

    Synonyms:
    excepting, excluding, bar, unless, with the exception of, without

  2. butconjunction

    However, although, nevertheless (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).

    Synonyms:
    yet, ac, although

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. but

    But ranges from the faintest contrast to absolute negation; as, I am willing to go, but (on the other hand) content to stay; he is not an honest man, but (on the contrary) a villain. The contrast may be with a silent thought; as, but let us go (it being understood that we might stay longer). In restrictive use, except and excepting are slightly more emphatic than but; we say, no injury but a scratch; or, no injury except some painful bruises. Such expressions as "words are but breath" (nothing but) may be referred to the restrictive use by ellipsis. So may the use of but in the sense of unless; as, "it never rains but it pours." To the same head must be referred the conditional use; as, "you may go, but with your father's consent" (i. e., "provided you have," "except that you must have," etc.). "Doubt but" is now less used than the more logical "doubt that." But never becomes a full synonym for and; and adds something like, but adds something different; "brave and tender" implies that tenderness is natural to the brave; "brave but tender" implies that bravery and tenderness are rarely combined. For the concessive use, compare NOTWITHSTANDING.

    Synonyms:
    and, barely, besides, except, further, however, just, merely, moreover, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, only, provided, save, still, that, tho, unless, yet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. but

    Antonyms:
    with, including, inclusive, nevertheless, however, notwithstanding

    Synonyms:
    save, except, barring, yet, beside, excluding, still, excepting, notwithstanding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, butadverb

    and nothing more

    "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"

    Synonyms:
    solely, plainly, hardly, alone, barely, exclusively, only if, only, entirely, just, scarce, just now, simply, merely, precisely, only when, exactly, scarcely

Editors Contribution

  1. anyway

    but no

    Submitted by anonymous on October 6, 2019  

How to use but in a sentence?

  1. Joji Morishita:

    Now elephants are seen as a charismatic animal so just killing it is seen as wrong in many parts of the world, charismatic animals cover not just elephants but (also) whales.

  2. John Weaver:

    It's very hard for these candidates to look in the mirror and take advice they should get out. For some of them, there is no path. They can say 'Oh, if Bernie implodes or lightning hits the debate,' but that's not a strategy, that's a hope, there is a clear parallel with 2016 and Trump.

  3. Julie Wylie-Rosett:

    I don't think there has ever been a head-to-head comparison of an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern versus the use of drugs, food is medicine, but it is hard to compare medicine that is created in a lab with something that is grown in the ground to determine what is going to be beneficial.

  4. Republican Daron Shaw:

    It takes some unique circumstances for a Democrat to defeat a Republican in Alabama, but a sizable minority of Republican women has turned away from Moore, and he has to worry about additional defections on Election Day.

  5. Kerry Craig:

    It's a big splash with some ripples, it's a big event but the global ramifications are actually quite muted. We could see further resignations come through but I don't think that will lead to a change in government.

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