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Synonyms for while
ʰwaɪl, waɪlwhile

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. while

    Sequence and succession apply to events viewed as following one another; time and duration denote something conceived of as enduring while events take place and acts are done. According to the necessary conditions of human thought, events are contained in time as objects are in space, time existing before the event, measuring it as it passes, and still existing when the event is past. Duration and succession are more general words than time; we can speak of infinite or eternal duration or succession, but time is commonly contrasted with eternity. Time is measured or measurable duration.

    Synonyms:
    age, date, duration, eon, epoch, era, period, season, sequence, succession, term, time

Princeton's WordNet

  1. while, piece, spell, patchnoun

    a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

    "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"

    Synonyms:
    darn, small-arm, turn, maculation, spot, piece, eyepatch, bandage, objet d'art, slice, bit, firearm, trance, composition, dapple, part, plot of land, patch, temporary hookup, tour, fleck, go, piece of music, man, enchantment, spell, speckle, charm, art object, magical spell, magic spell, plot, opus, plot of ground, mend, musical composition

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whilenoun

    Synonyms:
    time, season, space of time

  2. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    during the time that

  3. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    as long as

  4. whileadjective

    Synonyms:
    at the same time that

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Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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  1. Emma Priestland:

    We are in a plastic pollution crisis and all companies need to reduce their plastic use, while it's great to see a company facing up to the harm caused by their single use plastic packaging and taking action, LEGO's entire business is based on plastic so they need to go the extra mile to really be sustainable.

  2. Charlton Heston:

    Mainstream America is depending on you - counting on you - to draw your sword and fight for them. These people have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other.

  3. Kurt Arnold:

    It's aggressive because it happened so fast, (TOTE) is coming out early, while the families (are) still grieving ... they only called the search off for (crew members) three weeks ago.

  4. The IEA:

    While a rebalancing has clearly begun, the process is likely to be prolonged as a supply overhang is expected to persist through 2016 - suggesting global inventories will pile up further.

  5. Jean Omasombo:

    Kabila would like to put in place a government that can help him draw closer to public opinion while trying to keep himself in power.

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