Definitions for however

Definitions for (adv) however

Main entry: all the same, however, notwithstanding, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, even so, yet, withal

Definition: despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

Usage: although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it; while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed; he was a stern yet fair master; granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go

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Definition: in whatever way or manner

Usage: Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet; however he did it, it was very clever

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Definition: to whatever degree or extent

Usage: The results, however general, are important; they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns

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Definition: by contrast; on the other hand

Usage: the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours

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