[in-suh-muhch, -soh-]


to such an extent or degree; so (usually followed by that).
inasmuch (usually followed by as).

Nearby words

  1. insolvency provision,
  2. insolvent,
  3. insomnia,
  4. insomniac,
  5. insomnolence,
  6. insomuch as,
  7. insorption,
  8. insouciance,
  9. insouciant,
  10. insoul

Origin of insomuch

1350–1400; Middle English; orig. phrase in so much Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for insomuch as



(foll by as or that) to such an extent or degree
(foll by as) because of the fact (that); inasmuch (as)
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Word Origin and History for insomuch as


late 14c. as a phrase; tending to be run together from 16c.

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Idioms and Phrases with insomuch as

insomuch as

see inasmuch as.

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