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  1. how·ev·er
    IPA[houˈevər]
  2. adverb

    • 1. used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously:

      People tend to put on weight in middle age. However, gaining weight is not inevitable
      Synonym : but, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, though, although, even so, (but) for all that, (but) despite that, (but) in spite of that, anyway, anyhow, be that as it may, having said that, notwithstanding, still and all, howbeit, withal, natheless
    • 2. in whatever way; regardless of how:

      however you look at it, you can't criticize that
      Synonym : in whatever way, regardless of how, no matter how
    • 3. to whatever extent:

      he was hesitant to take the risk, however small
    • adverb

      used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously:

      in whatever way; regardless of how:

    • however you look at the matter
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