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But Synonym in English! Learn the list of over 20 words to say instead of BUT: Nevertheless, Yet, Though, However, On the other hand, Although, Notwithstanding, Nonetheless, Still,…with ESL printable infographic.

But Synonym

“BUT” Meaning

BUT (as conjunction):
  • Used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned. For example: “He stumbled but didn’t fall”.

BUT (as a preposition):

  • Except; apart from; other than. For example: “In Texas, we were never anything but poor”.
BUT (as an adverb):
  • No more than; only. For example: “He is but a shadow of his former self”.

Synonym for BUT 

Here is the list of synonyms for the word BUT in English:

But Synonym

List of Synonyms for BUT

  • Nevertheless
  • Yet
  • Though
  • However
  • On the other hand
  • Although
  • Notwithstanding
  • Nonetheless
  • Still
  • Just
  • Except
  • All the same
  • Hence
  • Solely
  • Excluding
  • Even although
  • Merely
  • On the contrary
  • Further
  • Unless
  • If it were not that
  • If it be not that
  • Only
  • No more than

But Synonyms with Examples


  • He was very tired; nevertheless, he went on walking.


  • If I have lost the ring, yet the fingers are still here.


  • The builder looked at me as though I was barking mad.


  • I feel a bit tired. However, I can hold on.

On the other hand

  • My husband likes classical music – I, on the other hand, like all kinds.


  • There are serious problems in our country. Nonetheless, we feel this is a good time to return.


  • Even though she doesn’t really have the time, she still offered to help.


  • A better working environment improves people’s performance, and hence productivity.

Even although

  • Even although you’re a douche bag, you can use a search box to get to the page you’ve been looking for.
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On the contrary

  • You think you are clever; on the contrary, I assure that you are very foolish.


  • He does well, only that he is nervous at the start
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