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1. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period).

Synonyms

  • percentage
  • part
  • share
  • privy purse

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • unvariedness
  • invariableness
  • changelessness

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Allowance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • ambiance

How do you pronounce allowance?

Pronounce allowance as əˈlaʊəns.

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Sentences with allowance


1. Noun, singular or mass
But be sure to ask the airline how this will count toward your baggage allowance.

Quotes about allowance


1. The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
- David Storey

2. Everybody liked better to conjecture how the thing was, than simply to know it; for conjecture soon became more confident than knowledge, and had a more liberal allowance for the incompatible.
- George Eliot, Middlemarch

2. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.

Synonyms

  • divergence
  • discrepancy
  • margin
  • disagreement
  • variance
  • leeway

Antonyms

  • tightening
  • loosening
  • permissive
  • unpermissive

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.

Synonyms

  • travel allowance
  • reimbursement
  • travel reimbursement

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • misfortune

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances.

Synonyms

  • deduction
  • depreciation allowance
  • recompense
  • discount
  • adjustment
  • tare
  • seasonal adjustment

Antonyms

  • narrow-mindedness
  • intolerance
  • sameness
  • convergence

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets.

Synonyms

  • valuation reserve
  • reserve account
  • allowance account
  • reserve fund

Antonyms

  • success
  • outside
  • inside
  • middle

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. allowance

noun. ['əˈlaʊəns'] the act of allowing.

Synonyms

  • license
  • tolerance
  • permit

Antonyms

  • increase
  • nonpayment
  • accept
  • oblige

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. allowance

verb. ['əˈlaʊəns'] put on a fixed allowance, as of food.

Synonyms

  • allow

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception

Etymology

  • alouance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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