Another Word For However

However is used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously. Read on for synonym and other words for However.

However in a sentence
She wanted to go to the concert; however, she had to work late.

"However" 15 synonyms and related terms with examples

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Used to introduce a contrasting statement that follows logically.

It was raining heavily; nevertheless, they went for a walk.


Similar to 'however,' used to introduce a statement that contrasts with something that has just been said.

The job was difficult; nonetheless, she completed it on time.


Often used to emphasize a point despite a previous statement.

He was exhausted; still, he continued working.


Used to introduce a contrasting statement that is generally surprising.

It was a difficult situation, yet he handled it expertly.

even so

Used to introduce a contradiction or a surprising outcome.

The project was challenging; even so, they managed to finish it.


A very common conjunction used to introduce a contrasting idea.

She wanted to stay, but she had to leave.

on the other hand

Used to present an alternative or a different perspective.

He could join the team; on the other hand, he might prefer working alone.

in contrast

Used to show a significant difference between two ideas or situations.

The weather was sunny and warm. In contrast, the forecast had predicted rain.

despite that

Used to indicate that a particular action occurs regardless of the opposing statement.

It was snowing outside. Despite that, he decided to drive.


Often used to introduce a clause that presents a contrast with the main clause.

He was tired, although he managed to finish the job.

still and all

An informal phrase used to counterbalance an opposing idea.

They were short on time; still and all, they completed the task.

all the same

Used to say that something remains true despite a preceding statement.

He explained everything, all the same, they remained confused.


Similar to 'although,' often used to introduce a contrasting idea.

She was tempted to leave, though she chose to stay.

even though

Emphasizes the contrast between the two clauses.

Even though it was late, they kept working.


A more formal term, used to indicate that something happens despite other considerations.

Notwithstanding the challenges, they completed the project.

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"However" is used in real world conversations right now:

TIL 1-800-COLLECT was so popular in the 90s that AT&T launched a competing service, 1-800-Operator. However AT&T later discovered many people misspell Operator with 'er' instead of 'or' at the end, and that unfortunately, 1-800-COLLECT owned the misspelled number and had been taking their customers. posted on todayilearned
TIL that at the age of 17, Steven Spielberg directed a sci-fi film called "Firelight". The budget was $500, and it was shown at a local cinema, with 500 people coming, and tickets costing a dollar each. However, one person paid $2, so the movie made $1, making it Spielberg's first commercial success posted on todayilearned
TIL Captain America #1, with its iconic cover of Cap punching Hitler, came out a year before the US entered WWII. At the time most people did not support war with Germany, so Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, both Jews, received death threats. However, the Mayor of New York was a fan and pledged protection. posted on todayilearned
Men initiate sex more than three times as often as women do in a long-term, heterosexual relationship. However, sex happens far more often when the woman takes the initiative, suggesting it is the woman who sets limits, and passion plays a significant role in sex frequency, suggests a new study. posted on science
TIL when the inventors of Silly String were trying to sell their idea to Wham-O, one of them sprayed the can all over the person who was meeting with them and all over their office. They were asked to leave, however, a day later received a telegram asking them to send 24 cans for a test market. posted on todayilearned
Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. After legalization, however, students showed a greater drop in binge drinking than their peers in states where marijuana is not legal. posted on science
TIL That when Crystal Pepsi was released, Coca-Cola released a competitor called Tab Clear, however Tab Clear was intentionally marketed poorly in order to hurt Crystal Pepsi's image by product association. The "born to die" strategy was successful and both campaigns were dead 6 months later. posted on todayilearned
The picture on the left is a painting by the Hungarian Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (1853 – 1919), titled "Old Fisherman". If you mirror the left side, you get a praying old man in a boat on a calm sea. If you do it with the right side, however, the Devil looks at you, behind him a stormy scene. posted on interestingasfuck
TIL that despite a diet of up to 7,000 calories per day and weighing up to 400 lbs, sumo wrestlers typically do not suffer from symptoms of obesity due to their intense workout regimens. Upon retirement, however, they must seriously cut calories or become at risk for cardiovascular disease. posted on todayilearned
TIL the TV show 'The Voice' heavily promotes the fact that the winner gets a free record deal. However, many of them get dropped shortly after signing. The winner of season 7 even admits none of the label executives knew who he was when he first entered the office shortly after winning. posted on todayilearned

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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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