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Synonyms for only
ˈoʊn lion·ly

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Wiktionary

  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 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. onlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    single, sole, alone, solitary

    Antonyms:
    many, together, mixed

  2. only

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly, merely, simply, barely

    Antonyms:
    among, amongst, together, collectively

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    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, 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"

    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. onlyadverb

    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. onlyadverb

    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. onlyadverb

    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 whenadverb

    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. onlyadverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onlyadjective

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

  2. onlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    merely, barely, simply, and nothing else

  3. onlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly

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How to use only in a sentence?

  1. Marcus Aurelius:

    The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

  2. Prince Harry and Meghan:

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be remembered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu optimism, Archbishop Desmond Tutu moral clarity, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joyful spirit. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world, it was only two years ago that Archbishop Desmond Tutu held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa --.

  3. Ime Archibong:

    Contrary to claims by the New York Times, friends' information, like photos, was only accessible on devices when people made a decision to share their information with those friends.

  4. Lee Ki-hun:

    Entertainment firms and talent agencies will now gird for almost zero concert profits, not only ticket sales but also advertisement revenues are gone for the time being.

  5. Thomas Mann:

    All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.


Translations for only

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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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