though Definition

  • 1despite the fact that; although
  • 2used to introduce a statement that makes what is said previously seem less surprising

Using though: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "though" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Though it was raining, we went for a walk.

  • Example

    I don't like coffee, though I drink it every morning.

  • Example

    She's very talented, though she's only 16.

  • Example

    He's not very tall, though he plays basketball very well.

though Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for though

Phrases with though

  • as if; in the same way that


    He looked at me as though I was crazy.

  • although; despite the fact that


    Even though it was late, he stayed up to finish his work.

  • an expression used to indicate that something has just occurred to someone


    Just thought, why don't we go to the beach this weekend?

Origins of though

from Old English 'þēah'


Summary: though in Brief

'Though' [ðoʊ] is a conjunction used to introduce a contrasting idea or to make a statement less surprising. It can be replaced with 'although' or 'even though.' Examples include 'Though it was raining, we went for a walk,' and 'She's very talented, though she's only 16.' 'As though' is a common phrase meaning 'as if,' while 'just thought' is an informal expression indicating a sudden idea.

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