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Synonyms for unless
ʌnˈlɛs, ən-un·less

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  1. unlessconjunction

    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. unlessconj.

    Synonyms:
    except, if not

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unless":

    except, if, without, until, -unless

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How to use unless in a sentence?

  1. Darren Bush:

    They're not going to try to bring this down unless they have some really good evidence.

  2. Mark Lambert:

    There's 1,000 people a day moving into Texas and there just won't be enough water unless we do something about creating new resources.

  3. Jeremy Wade:

    It is impossible generally to get to Arkansas without a stopover, unless [you're] going to XNA [Northwest Arkansas National Airport] in Fayetteville, where they sometimes have direct flights, and so it was my pleasure to get to be a part of getting him home.

  4. William Faulkner:

    Be scared. You cant help that. But dont be afraid. Aint nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.

  5. Lee Jaffe:

    For many years we continued to view homosexuality as an illness, and we denied opportunities for learning in our training programs to LGBTQ professionals unless they concealed their sexuality, our views led to discrimination both internally and in society at large.


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