Synonyms for however
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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"
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
by contrast; on the other hand
"the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"
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"
in whatever way or manner
"Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"
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Love only breathes when its visibility waves itself. However, love is silence, or it sounds; it airs its fragrance.
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.
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.
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.
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
Translations for however
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- لٰكن, رغم ذٰلك, ومع ذلك, ولكنArabic
- адна́к, тым не ме́ншBelarusian
- tanmateix, nogensmenysCatalan, Valencian
- však, nicméně, jakkoliCzech
- wie auch immer, jedochGerman
- kontraŭe, tamenEsperanto
- sin embargo, por más queSpanish
- با این حال, اماPersian
- kuitenkin, [[miten]] [[tahansa]]Finnish
- de quelque manière que ce soit, toutefois, quelle que soit sa manière, pourtant, cependant, néanmoinsFrench
- ge-tàScottish Gaelic
- למרות זאת, אף על פי כןHebrew
- फिर भीHindi
- mégis, viszont, bármennyire, azonban, akármennyireHungarian
- però, nonostanteItalian
- でも, しかし, けど, けれども, が, けれど, けどもJapanese
- მიუხედავად ამისაGeorgian
- 그러나, 지만, 나, 만, 하지만Korean
- dîsa jî, lê, her wihaKurdish
- walau bagaimanaMalay
- echter, daarentegen, eender hoeDutch
- hvordan i all verden, men, uansett hvor, ikke desto mindre, imidlertid, uansett hvor/hvor mye, på den måten, på hvilken måteNorwegian
- jednak, jakkolwiek, jednakżePolish
- por mais que, no entanto, de qualquer modo, entretantoPortuguese
- тем не ме́нее, одна́ко, тем не мениеRussian
- међутим, međutimSerbo-Croatian
- hur som helstSwedish
- ancak, bununla birlikteTurkish
- проте́, одна́кUkrainian
- tuy nhiênVietnamese
- portant, mågré tot, mins nerénWalloon
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