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Synonyms for only
ˈoʊn li

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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), only(adverb)

    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, but(adverb)

    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, but, entirely, just, scarce, just now, simply, merely, precisely, only when, exactly, scarcely

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

  4. entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, only(adverb)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

  5. only(adverb)

    with nevertheless the final result

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

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

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

  6. only(adverb)

    in the final outcome

    "These news will only make you more upset"

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

    Antonyms:
    multiple, inclusive

  7. only(adverb)

    except that

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

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

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

  8. only, only if, only when(adverb)

    never except when

    "call me only if your cold gets worse"

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

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

  9. only(adverb)

    as recently as

    "I spoke to him only an hour ago"

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

    Antonyms:
    inclusive, multiple

Wiktionary

  1. only(adjective)

    Under the condition that; but.

    my heart is hers, and hers only

    Synonyms:
    sole, lone

  2. only(conjunction)

    However.

    I would enjoy running, only I have this broken leg

    Synonyms:
    peerless, unequaled, nonpareil

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. only(a)

    Synonyms:
    single, sole, alone, solitary

    Antonyms:
    many, together, mixed

  2. only

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly, merely, simply, barely

    Antonyms:
    among, amongst, together, collectively

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. only(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sole, solitary, alone, single, this and no other

  2. only(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    merely, barely, simply, and nothing else

  3. only(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly

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How to use only in a sentence?

  1. Shelley Case:

    Medical nutrition therapy with a gluten-free diet is the only treatment that will work for celiac disease, and if people don't follow it strictly, they can have all kinds of complications.

  2. Butch Arbin:

    I used humor to make the point, i was ONLY looking out for the women of the patrol and was not attempting to put down any group or individual, only maintain a nice facility for the women who choose to use a gender specific facility.

  3. Clare Boothe Luce:

    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.

  4. Alvaro Huerta:

    This is an incredibly important case not only for the thousands of people who go through CBP processing every day -- we're going to see their treatment improve dramatically, but I think it's incredibly important because this sets constitutional minimums for the way people in detention should be treated, so we hope and expect that this is going to have ramifications beyond Tucson Sector.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Why should I stay on Twitter if it restricts my voice, it is a Question, for Twitter since one year ago, my writing and view approached significant impressions, whereas, now only a few impacts. Is it not an attack on freedom of press and speech?

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  • فقطArabic
  • само, единствен, единственоBulgarian
  • només, sols, solament, únic, únicamentCatalan, Valencian
  • jen, až, jenom, teprve, jedináček, jenže, pouze, jedině, jedinýCzech
  • enesteDanish
  • gerade, geschwisterlos, einzig, einzigartig, Einzelkind, nurGerman
  • μοναδικό, μόνο, μοναδική, αλλά, μοναδικός, μόνος, μόνηGreek
  • sola, nuraEsperanto
  • sólo, apenas, hijo único, solamente, único, únicamenteSpanish
  • ainusEstonian
  • فقط, تنها, تَنهاPersian
  • mutta, edes, ainut, vain, vasta, juuri, ainoa, ainutlaatuinen, jos, ainoastaan, paitsi että, sillä ehdolla, ettäFinnish
  • que, unique, seulement, sauf que, seul, mais, ne...que, uniquementFrench
  • Galician
  • רק, יָחִידHebrew
  • सिर्फ़, हीHindi
  • csak, egyetlen, kivéveHungarian
  • մինուճար, միայն, միամոր, միակArmenian
  • solmenteInterlingua
  • nuraIdo
  • solo, solamente, unicoItalian
  • だけ, しか, 唯一Japanese
  • ერთადერთიGeorgian
  • 유일한, ...만, 하나밖에 없는Korean
  • ته‌نهاKurdish
  • unicus, sōlumLatin
  • vienīgi, tikai, vienīgsLatvian
  • മാത്രംMalayalam
  • फ़क्तMarathi
  • sahaja, hanyaMalay
  • ရုံBurmese
  • pas, enig, netDutch
  • eneste, bare, einasteNorwegian
  • jedyny, tylko, najlepszy, dopieroPolish
  • somente, porém, exceto, único, todavia, mas, apenas, melhor, salvo, que, filhoPortuguese
  • sapaQuechua
  • singur, unic, numaiRomanian
  • только вот, лишь, единственный, только, единый, но, за исключением того, что, однако, всегоRussian
  • само, sámoSerbo-Croatian
  • jedinýSlovak
  • edinSlovene
  • bara, endast, endaSwedish
  • ஒரேTamil
  • ఏకైక, ఒకే, ఒక్కగానొక్కTelugu
  • sadece, yalnızca, bir tek, tekTurkish
  • єдинийUkrainian
  • صرفUrdu
  • teVolapük
  • 只要Chinese

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