Another Word For So

The word 'so' is used to indicate a degree or extent, equivalent to 'to such a degree.' It can also be used at the start of a sentence to connect a result or conclusion. 'So' stems from Old English 'swā', meaning 'in this manner'. Read on for synonym and other words for So.

So in a sentence
She was so happy that she couldn't stop smiling.

"So" 12 synonyms and related terms with examples

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Used to introduce a conclusion resulting from facts that have been stated.

Thus, we have one of the greatest challenges of our time.


Often used to show a logical consequence based on previous statements.

He didn’t study for the exam; therefore, he failed.


Emphasizes the result of a previous action or situation.

The machine broke down, and consequently, the production halted.


More formal, used to show a result of something previously mentioned.

The project was over budget, hence it was terminated early.

as a result

Points to an outcome that directly follows from a previous situation.

The team played poorly, and as a result, they lost the match.

in consequence

A bit formal, often used in written English to connect the cause and effect.

In consequence of his actions, the policy was revised.


Less common, archaic form of 'thus,' meaning in this way or manner.

The valve was turned thusly to stop the flow of water.


Indicates actions or adjustments made based on specific information.

The budget was adjusted accordingly to the new estimates.

so then

Used in conversational English to indicate a next logical step.

So then, we need to find another solution quickly.

because of this

Emphasizes the cause leading directly to an effect.

The factory closed. Because of this, many workers lost their jobs.

as such

Used to refer back to something mentioned as a basis for the next statement.

He is the team leader; as such, he attends all the meetings.

for this reason

Explicitly links a cause to a specific effect.

For this reason, the company decided to recall the defective products.

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Examples of so on Reddit

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

Elon Musk: We know we'll run out of dead dinosaurs to mine for fuel & have to use sustainable energy eventually, so why not go renewable now & avoid increasing risk of climate catastrophe? Betting that science is wrong & oil companies are right is the dumbest experiment in history by far. posted on Futurology
I post my weight loss pics on reddit to motivate others. A few redditors are upset my posts keep hitting front page and send me mean messages/comments. So naturally, I got some of them printed on a shirt to use in my latest post. Don't upvote this, it'll upset them and I'll have to get more shirts. posted on nextfuckinglevel
Encountered one on reddit - I received platinum a while back and it came with 700 complimentary reddit coins, so I’ve been giving silver to posts/comments that I enjoyed. Apparently it’s not enough. Should’ve probably purchased more RC’s from my money to give them gold MINIMUM. posted on ChoosingBeggars
This little baby deer got so scared crossing the road from seeing the car approaching, it dropped down in the middle of the road and wouldn't move. After stopping and turning the car off to help them calm down, the mama deer cautiously came to the rescue. posted on aww
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
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
In Georgia, there's a stray dog who has made it his job to protect this kindergarten class so they can cross the street safely. He shows up every single day, even barking at cars that don't stop. posted on nextfuckinglevel
Our cat went missing a year ago. Me and my wife found him while on a bike ride. As soon as he heard my voice he came running crying and now my entire year has been made! So unbelievably happy! posted on aww
On many Japanese toilets, the hand wash sink is attached so that you can wash your hands and reuse the water for the next flush. Japan saves millions of liters of water every year doing this. posted on interestingasfuck
14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden posted on aww

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The longest word in English is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis," a type of lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.

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