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English definition of “however”

however

adverb (DEGREE)    /ˌhaʊˈev.ər/ US  //
B2 despite whatever amount or degree : However hungry I am, I never seem to be able to finish off a whole pizza . If Emma likes something she'll buy it however much it costs . I'll see you after the show and give you £20 for the tickets , or however much (= whatever) they cost .Connecting words which express a contrast
(Definition of however adverb (DEGREE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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