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Synonyms for unless
ʌnˈlɛs, ən-

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Wiktionary

  1. unless(conjunction)

    Except on a specified condition; if not.

    I’m leaving unless I get a pay rise.

    Antonyms:
    if

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unless

    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, only, provided, save, still, that, tho, yet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unless(conj.)

    Synonyms:
    except, if not

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    except, if, without, until, -unless

How to pronounce unless?

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How to say unless in sign language?

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How to use unless in a sentence?

  1. Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters:

    Unless you have consistently qualified correction officers, solving the other problems we care about is an almost insurmountable task, this is just a function of, for a decade, hirings and screenings and investigations being ignored.

  2. James Clyburn:

    We have got to have a 2020 plan going forward, and that 2020 plan must start in 2015, this country is moving to the right and it's going to keep moving to the right unless the voters intervene.

  3. Kevin Schrer:

    Unless you have certainty somewhere.

  4. Mike Turner:

    Yet in most areas of the world we have no idea which drugs are being sold to whom and for what purpose. This is an appalling state of affairs, we cannot hope to stop bacteria becoming resistant to drugs unless we have simple, basic information in place.

  5. Alexis McGill Johnson:

    Abortion providers should join the thousands of other medical professionals across the state in ceasing elective procedures, unless the life of the mother is at risk, to protect the health of their patients and slow the spread of the coronavirus.


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