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1. only

adverb. ['ˈoʊnli'] and nothing more.

Synonyms

  • just
  • merely
  • simply

Antonyms

  • unrighteous
  • wrong
  • inequitable
  • partly

Etymology

  • ænlic (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Only

  • lonely
  • conely

How do you pronounce only?

Pronounce only as ˈoʊnli.

US - How to pronounce only in American English

UK - How to pronounce only in British English

How do you spell only? Is it onyl ?

A common misspelling of only is onyl

Example sentences of the word only


1. Adverb
You have made a life altering decision that will only take hold once you are in your new country.

Quotes containing the word only


1. We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

2. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

3. Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
- E. M. Forster

2. form-only

adjective. being a matter of form only; lacking substance.

Antonyms

  • unconventional

3. eyes-only

adjective. official classification for documents; meant to be seen by only the person to whom it is directed.

Antonyms

  • uncategorized

4. only

adverb. ['ˈoʊnli'] without any others being included or involved.

Synonyms

  • exclusively
  • alone
  • solely

Antonyms

  • accompanied
  • social
  • break
  • shared

Etymology

  • ænlic (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. only

adverb. ['ˈoʊnli'] never except when.

Synonyms

  • only when

Antonyms

  • joint
  • common

Etymology

  • ænlic (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. only

adjective. ['ˈoʊnli'] being the only one; single and isolated from others.

Synonyms

  • lone
  • single
  • solitary
  • lonesome

Antonyms

  • partial
  • unreasonable
  • unfair
  • unjust

Etymology

  • ænlic (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. only

adjective. ['ˈoʊnli'] exclusive of anyone or anything else.

Synonyms

  • alone

Antonyms

  • inequity
  • unfairness

Etymology

  • ænlic (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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