in spite of the fact that; even though; though.

Origin of although

1275–1325; Middle English al thogh all (adv.) even + though

Synonyms for although

notwithstanding (that), even if, albeit (that). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(subordinating) despite the fact that; even thoughalthough she was ill, she worked hard
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Word Origin and History for although

early 14c., althagh, compound of all + though, showing once-common emphatic use of all. "All though was originally more emphatic than though, but by 1400 it was practically only a variant of it, and all having thus lost its independent force, the phrase was written as one word" [OED].

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