Definition for still

adverb as in nevertheless

adverb as in up until now

Weak match


noun as in quiet

verb as in make quiet, motionless, calm

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Example Sentences

Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.

Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.

Many young people are still shedding the ignorance of our parents.

Drugeon survived an airstrike last year and is believed to be still at large, officials have said.

That fantasy, however, is still heavily regimented by all sorts of norms.

Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.

The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.

As there are still many varieties of the plant grown in America, so there doubtless was when cultivated by the Indians.

"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.

Few people, I think, realize that, and fewer still realize the reasonable consequences of that.


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What are other ways to say still?

Still implies that in spite of a preceding concession, something must be considered as possible or even inevitable: We have to go on foot; still (“it is probable and possible that”), we’ll get there. Yet implies that in spite of a preceding concession, there is still a chance for a different outcome: We are going; yet (“in spite of all, some day”), we shall return. Nevertheless implies a concession that should not be forgotten in making a summing up: We are going; nevertheless (“do not forget that”), we shall return. But marks an opposition or contrast, though in a casual way: We are going, but we shall return. However indicates a less marked opposition, but displays a second consideration to be compared with the first: We are going; however (“notice this also”), we shall return.

On this page you'll find 236 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to still, such as: closed, fixed, halcyon, hushed, pacific, and sealed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.