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Synonyms for however
haʊˈɛv ərhow·ev·er

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. however

    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, just, merely, moreover, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, only, provided, save, still, that, tho, unless, yet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstandingadverb

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

    Synonyms:
    yet, withal, thus far, so far, nonetheless, up to now, til now, still, until now, notwithstanding, all the same, stock-still, nevertheless, hitherto, as yet, even, in time, heretofore, even so

  2. howeveradverb

    by contrast; on the other hand

    "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"

    Synonyms:
    nevertheless, withal, nonetheless, still, all the same, even so, notwithstanding, yet

  3. howeveradverb

    to whatever degree or extent

    "The results, however general, are important"; "they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns"

    Synonyms:
    nevertheless, withal, nonetheless, still, all the same, even so, notwithstanding, yet

  4. howeveradverb

    in whatever way or manner

    "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"

    Synonyms:
    nevertheless, withal, nonetheless, still, all the same, even so, notwithstanding, yet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. howeveradjective

    Synonyms:
    howsoever, in whatever manner, in whatever degree

  2. howeverconj.

    Synonyms:
    yet, still, nevertheless, but, though, notwithstanding

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How to use however in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love only breathes when its visibility waves itself. However, love is silence, or it sounds; it airs its fragrance.

  2. Katie Waldman:

    While we do not have official numbers to report at this time, current trends indicate enforcement efforts against single adults entering illegally have been hugely successful, however, the removal of actual family units, or those posing as family units, has been made virtually impossible by congressional inaction -- which will most likely result in record numbers of families arriving illegally in the United States this year.

  3. Richard Horwell:

    It is the scientific evidence that condemns Lugovoy and Kovtun, no matter how many state honors Putin may pin to Lugovoy's chest ... however many conferences Kovtun may hold or how many times Kovtun promises to blow apart this inquiry, Lugovoy and Kovtun have no credible answer to the scientific evidence and the trail of polonium they left behind.

  4. John Miller:

    The person most endangered was the individual whose goal seems to be bringing attention to himself. It was however, irresponsible and illegal, had the officers patrolling New York Brooklyn Bridge arrived while he was there, he would have been arrested, as others have been.

  5. Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev:

    However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.


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