even so

Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to even so: reluctant, discrepancy, along with, even if
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.even so - despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
مَع ذلك
samt, allt um òaî
aj tak
buna rağmenyinede


(iːvən) adverb
1. used to point out something unexpected in what one is saying. `Have you finished yet?' `No, I haven't even started.'; Even the winner got no prize.
2. yet; still. My boots were dirty, but his were even dirtier.
even if
no matter whether. Even if I leave now, I'll be too late.
even so
in spite of that. It rained, but even so we enjoyed the day.
even though
in spite of the fact that. I like the job even though it's badly paid.
References in classic literature ?
As a cow stands lowing over her first calf, even so did yellow-haired Menelaus bestride Patroclus.
Oh, there was no harm meant," answered Danglars; "at first I certainly did feel somewhat uneasy as to what Fernand might be tempted to do; but when I saw how completely he had mastered his feelings, even so far as to become one of his rival's attendants, I knew there was no further cause for apprehension.
But I had become aware, even so early as during my college life, that no opinion, however absurd and incredible, can be imagined, which has not been maintained by some on of the philosophers; and afterwards in the course of my travels I remarked that all those whose opinions are decidedly repugnant to ours are not in that account barbarians and savages, but on the contrary that many of these nations make an equally good, if not better, use of their reason than we do.