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while

conjunction

Synonyms and Antonyms of while

  1. 1 at or during the time that pay attention while I'm explaining how the new phone system works Synonyms as, so long as, when, whilst [chiefly British]Near Antonyms after

  2. 2 in spite of the fact that while this term paper is very well done, it's still late Synonyms albeit, as, howbeit, much as, notwithstanding, though, when, whereas, although, whilst [chiefly British]Related Words but, if


while

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of while

  1. 1 an indefinite but usually short period of time we stayed at the fair for a while longer Synonyms bit, space, spell, stretch Related Words lapse; season, span; day, epoch, era; beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, spurt, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink; aeon (or eon), age, eternity, infinity, perpetuity; interim, interlude, intermission, interval

  2. 2 the active use of energy in producing a result it's not worth my while to fix it, so we'll get a new one Synonyms elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, sweat, trouble, effort, workRelated Words drudgery, grind, slog, strain, toil, travail; dint, energy; force, might, muscle, power, puissance; attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whackNear Antonyms adroitness, ease, facility, fluency, smoothness; dormancy, idleness, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, languor, laziness, quiescence


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