Another Word For But

But is a conjunction used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned. Read on for synonym and other words for But.

But in a sentence
I wanted to go to the party, but I had to finish my homework.

"But" 14 synonyms and related terms with examples

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Used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously.

She was tired, however, she kept working.


Used to indicate that something remains surprising or somehow contradictory despite preceding information.

The team played hard, yet they couldn't win the game.


Used to introduce a fact or opinion that makes what you have just said seem less definite or less strong.

She studied hard, though she still failed the exam.


A conjunction used to introduce a contrasting statement despite previous information.

Although it was raining, we went for a walk.


Used to indicate that something happens or is the case regardless of the preceding situation.

The task was difficult; nevertheless, she completed it on time.


Implies that something happens or is possible despite previous information.

He was warned about the risks, still, he went ahead.

even so

Used to introduce a contrasting fact that makes the preceding proposition less strong.

It's a risky plan; even so, they decided to proceed.

on the other hand

Used to provide an alternative corrective or contrasting idea.

She loves her job; on the other hand, it is very stressful.

despite that

Used to express that something happens or is true even though there is something that might prevent it.

The weather was bad; despite that, we enjoyed the picnic.


Similar to 'nevertheless', used to introduce a statement that contrasts with what has already been mentioned.

The weather was cold; nonetheless, we decided to go hiking.


Often used more formally, meaning 'in spite of' or 'despite'.

He is a great leader; his recent decisions notwithstanding.

even though

Introduces a fact that makes the preceding statement less surprising.

Even though she was tired, she went to the gym.


Used to introduce an impression of contradiction, traditionally more formal.

He accepted the job, albeit reluctantly.


Used to introduce a contrasting thought or idea, usually directly opposing the previous one.

The economy might grow and, conversely, inflation could worsen.

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Examples of but on Reddit

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TIL After Col. Shaw died in battle, Confederates buried him in a mass grave as an insult for leading black soldiers. Union troops tried to recover his body, but his father sent a letter saying "We would not have his body removed from where it lies surrounded by his brave and devoted soldiers." posted on todayilearned
In England you sometimes see these "wavy" brick fences. And curious as it may seem, this shape uses FEWER bricks than a straight wall. A straight wall needs at least two layers of bricks to make is sturdy, but the wavy wall is fine thanks to the arch support provided by the waves. posted on interestingasfuck
A player in Elden Ring named "Let me solo her" has been soloing Malenia, one of the game's hardest bosses for players with nothing but a jar on his head and 2 katanas, and often without taking any damage. Recently he's been worshiped and has had art and figures made in his honor. posted on gaming
My brother is a low functioning downsie. He used to love to hold babies but it's rare someone let's him now. My wife and I let him hold our baby today and here is his look when we gave her to him and then the way he held her without movement for 5 minutes. I almost cried. :) posted on aww
Been gaming with this dude for 15 years. Since Rainbow Six Vegas on 360. I have some good gaming memories with him. He tried but couldn’t get one. Little did he know I was able to get him one. Looking forward to playing another generation with him. posted on gaming
Haoko the Gorilla loves spending time with his kids, but his missus doesn't allow it when they're too young, so he "abducts" them, forcing the mom into a harmless, playful chase. It's sort of a family tradition, as he did it with all 3 of his kids posted on interestingasfuck
My wife doesn't want me snacking late at night, but here are these two goons CAUGHT RED HANDED eating MY noodles behind my back. Took this picture as evidence right before I called the police. I hope they have chopsticks in JAIL. posted on MadeMeSmile
So some kids with autism and other conditions need a safety bed to keep them contained and safe. I built this one for my grandson. Seemed presumptuous to post here but was told to do so. Hope you like. posted on interestingasfuck
Every insecure bone in my body is telling me not to post this but 8 stone down and still going. Taking action towards better mental health isnt ever easy but has really helped me turn things around. posted on MadeMeSmile
It would be easier for Hong Kong Billionaire Jimmy Lai to remain silent. But he's been on the front lines as one of the few prominent business leaders who continue to fight for freedom. posted on pics

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A pangram is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once. A famous example is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

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