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- although, though; despite or in spite of the fact that
- She left him even though she still loved him.
- (archaic) Even if.
- 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.