SYNONYMS FOR although
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What is a basic definition of although?
Although is a conjunction that means in spite of the fact that or even though.
Although is used to connect phrases, clauses, or sentences. Generally, although is used to contrast facts, to say that something is true even if it seems to disagree with other information, or to connect statements that have different moods or express different feelings.
Used in a sentence:
- I didn’t win the game, although I tried as hard as I could.
- She says red is her favorite color, although she always wears green.
- Although he rarely shows it, Tony loves his son.
Where does although come from?
The first records of although come from around 1275. It comes from the Middle English al thogh and is a combination of all and though.
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How is although used in real life?
Although is a commonly used conjunction that connects contrasting facts or statements that appear to conflict with each other.
I've had a surprisingly productive day, although you wouldn't know it from the amount of tweeting I've done.
— Zoah Hedges-Stocks (@Zoah_HS) August 13, 2012
Although I'm hopeful for a better year in 2021, the fact is many people are still hurting now. I wanted to start the year highlighting three organizations we all can support, should you be interested.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) January 26, 2021
Although she plays for Japan, Naomi Osaka is also the first player of Haitian descent to win a grand slam final. #USOpen
— Jeff (@JeffJSays) September 8, 2018
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Is although used correctly in the following sentence?
Although the shirt looks ugly, it is made with very expensive material.
Example sentences from the Web for although
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
Although the NFL party animal loves flaunting his washboard abs, he seems more fratboy than Fabio.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.
We prefer the American volume of Hochelaga to the Canadian one, although both are highly interesting.
And although we gabbled freely enough, MacRae avoided all mention of the persons of whom I most wished to hear.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
This was my sincere endeavor, in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
But, there was also another which might not be quite so pleasing to Elizabeth, although Louis felt it came too late for him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
It may be fifty or a hundred centuries since men, although they were fully grown up, still went on trying to learn.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells