Pronunciation of But
/bˈʌt/, /bˈʌt/, /b_ˈʌ_t/

Synonyms for but:

Sense 1

else, Excepted, Excepting, what if.

Sense 2


Sense 3


Sense 4


Sense 5

apart, beyond.

Sense 6



nonetheless, just the same.

Other synonyms and related words:

absolutely, accept, actual, after all, again, all the same, alone, also, altogether, anyhow, anyway, apart, apparently, arrangement, at any rate, average, backwoods, bar, barely, barring, besides, beyond, bind, border, bound, boundary, bounds, bourn, bout, brink, careless, casual, certain, circumstance, civil, clear, clearly, cogitate, completely, condition, conditionally, confine, consider, considerable, contain, contemplate, contrariwise, conversely, covenant, curb, curbstone, definite, despite, disregarding, distinctly, edge, empty, enclave, end, endure, entirely, even, even so, evidently, exactly, except, exclusively, extent, false, follow, frivolous, frontier, fully, further, get, govern, hand, hardly, hasty, hold, horseman, how, if not, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, improper, in any case, in any event, in return, inattentive, include, inconsequential, inconsiderate, inhibit, insignificant, inverted, irrelevant, just, just now, lead, limit, manifestly, marches, meditate, merely, name, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on the contrary, on the other hand, only, only if, only when, other, other than, otherwise, outside, pale, plainly, position, positively, possibly, precinct, precisely, preparation, prevent, provision, proviso, purely, pursue, rather, receive, reckless, regardless, repress, reservation, respectful, restrain, restrict, reverent, rider, same, save, saving, scarce, scarcely, simply, solely, start, status, stint, stipulation, subrogate, sure, term, termination, terminus, territory, theoretically, tho, thoughtless, time, tip, trifling, trivial, unimportant, unthinking, verge, when, withal, Admitting, Against, Altho, And, Because, Beside, Excepted, Excepting, Excluding, Howbeit, If, Mauger, Nathless, Omitting, That, Unless, Without, Provided, Supposing, aside from, just the same, provided that, still and all, what if, apart from, except for, exclusive of, outside of, period, according as, in spite of, for all that, everything considered, at all events, come what may, no more than, except that, not counting, leaving out, no matter what, not including, passing over, if only, in consideration, like this, save for, none the less, in all events, having said that.

however (adverb)

after all, although, furthermore, however, moreover, nevertheless, on the other hand, still, though, withal, yet, Albeit, Howbeit, in spite of, for all that, be that as it may, without regard to, for that.

just (adverb)

at most, nothing but, no more than.

merely (adverb)

just, simply.

nonetheless (adverb)

in spite of that.

solely (adverb)


all (adverb)

but, just, merely, only, simply.

barely; exclusively (adverb)


despite everything (adverb)


exclusively (adverb)

one and only, singularly.

however (adverb)

although, furthermore, however, moreover, nevertheless, still, though, yet, Albeit, per contra.

in spite of (adverb)


just (adverb)

at most, nothing but, no more than.

merely (adverb)

just, simply.

nevertheless (adverb)

even so, nonetheless, even though, not the less, not less.

only (adverb)

purely, uniquely.

only, alone (adverb)


particularly (adverb)


regardless (adverb)

at any cost, come what may, no matter what, distinct from, in spite everything, in spite of everything, without considering.

still (adverb)

still and all.

still and all (adverb)

still all.

notwithstanding (adverb, preposition)

regardless of.

except that (conjunction)


however (conjunction)


still (conjunction)

further more, further-more.

though (conjunction)

granted, much as, though, even if, even supposing, all owing, all-owing, despite the fact, despite fact.

unless (conjunction)

except for, excepting that.

what if (conjunction)

what if.

Sense 1 (noun)

beyond, Excepting, Excluding, with the exception of, exclusive of something, otherwise than.

Sense 2 (noun)

Without, aside from.

Sense 3 (noun)


Sense 4 (noun)


Sense 5 (noun)

apart, beyond.

Sense 6 (noun)


but (noun)

just, merely, only, simply.

even so (noun)


just (noun)


merely (noun)


nevertheless (noun)


only (noun)


simply (noun)


although, however (preposition)


besides (preposition)

other than, over and above, in addition to, outside of, be side, be sides, be-side, be-sides, over above.

except (preposition)

except, if not, minus, short of, with the exception of, ex cept, ex-cept, not for, with exception of.

except for (preposition)

exclusive of.

exclusive of (preposition)

not counting, de barring, de-barring, leaving aside.

indicating an exception (preposition)

barring, disregarding, except, Omitting, Without, aside from, not including, passing over.

indicating contrast (preposition)

although, however, nevertheless, on the other hand, still, though, yet.

nevertheless (preposition)

no matter.

notwithstanding (preposition)

at any rate, in any case, in any event, to the contrary, the contrary, to contrary.

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