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Synonyms for only
ˈoʊn lion·ly

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  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

    Synonyms:
    single, sole, alone, solitary

    Antonyms:
    many, together, mixed

  2. only

    Synonyms:
    solely, singly, merely, simply, barely

    Antonyms:
    among, amongst, together, collectively

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"

    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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    The art deprived of closeness to the world is, in fact, pure, flat, unmanageable, decorative. Totally extraneous because she herself destroyed outer. Empty and indifferent, deprived of destiny, it solves only technical issues.

  2. Junko Ishido:

    Please save Kenji's life, kenji has only a little time left.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.

  4. David Horowitz:

    Sanctuary campuses are not only part of a radical attack on America’s social, political, and educational establishment but a dagger aimed at the rule of law and the nation’s safety.

  5. Jesper Brodin:

    As this community grows its not only about fixing one or two things but actually to add professionalism in interior decoration, into 'life at home' practicalities, taskRabbit is a super interesting business case because it is scalable, not only geographically but also into services at home.


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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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