even though

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even though

  1. Although; though; despite or in spite of the fact that.
    She left him even though she still loved him.
  2. (archaic) Even if.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Even though is almost identical in meaning with plain though or although; the main difference is that even though is more emphatic, putting stronger emphasis on the contrast between the two clauses it connects.
  • Unlike plain though, even though generally only connects clauses; one can typically hear constructions such as, “He is friendly, though quiet”, while “He was friendly, even though quiet” is quite rare.