What are some opposite words for only?

Antonyms for only
ˈoʊn lion·ly

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  1. onlyadjective

    Alone in a category.

    my heart is hers, and hers only

    Synonyms:
    sole, lone

  2. onlyadverb

    no more than; just

    if there were only one more ticket!

    Synonyms:
    nonpareil, unequaled, peerless

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. only

    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, but, except, further, however, just, merely, moreover, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, provided, save, still, that, tho, unless, yet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. onlyadjective

    Antonyms:
    many, together, mixed

    Synonyms:
    single, sole, alone, solitary

  2. only

    Antonyms:
    among, amongst, together, collectively

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly, merely, simply, barely

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)adjective

    being the only one; single and isolated from others

    "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

  2. alone(p), onlyadverb

    exclusive of anyone or anything else

    "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

  3. 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"

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

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

  4. entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, onlyadverb

    without any others being included or involved

    "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

    Synonyms:
    solely, exclusively, whole, entirely, unaccompanied, completely, alone, altogether, only if, but, simply, wholly, just, all, merely, only when, totally, solo

  5. onlyadverb

    with nevertheless the final result

    "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

    Synonyms:
    just, only if, simply, merely, entirely, solely, but, exclusively, only when, alone

  6. onlyadverb

    in the final outcome

    "These news will only make you more upset"

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

    Synonyms:
    just, only if, simply, merely, entirely, solely, but, exclusively, only when, alone

  7. onlyadverb

    except that

    "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

    Synonyms:
    just, only if, simply, merely, entirely, solely, but, exclusively, only when, alone

  8. only, only if, only whenadverb

    never except when

    "call me only if your cold gets worse"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

    Synonyms:
    just, only if, simply, merely, entirely, solely, but, exclusively, only when, alone

  9. onlyadverb

    as recently as

    "I spoke to him only an hour ago"

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

    Synonyms:
    just, only if, simply, merely, entirely, solely, but, exclusively, only when, alone

How to use only in a sentence?

  1. Eddy M Reyes:

    Do not only travel the world Travel the Universe as well.

  2. Alexis karpouzos:

    Time is the architect of fate, fleeting omen, pure phantom in enchanting light of absence, and our life the play of love and death, only love will never die, because In love no longer ‘thou’ and ‘I’ exist, only the blossom of sacred unity.

  3. Neil Sack:

    Meintjes seems to be concerned not only with the moment of reality, but the preparation before it, and the length of time that lies beyond it… It is the resulting quality of timelessness that is so strangely moving

  4. Erika Poremski:

    She only had burns on her side because of it, he stayed with her the whole time in the bedroom and wouldn't even come downstairs to get out the door.

  5. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    We need to learn how to forgive or we cannot be missionaries anywhere. Only forgiveness from the heart can release us from our own hurts and misery and free us to share Christ’s gifts with others.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#65only
#184many
#849together
#966among
#1217multiple
#3036mixed
#5949inclusive
#7519amongst
#13257collectively

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