Synonyms of but in English:

but


See definition of but

conjunction

1‘he stumbled but didn't fall’

SYNONYMS
yet
nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, however, still, notwithstanding, despite that, in spite of that, for all that, all the same, just the same, at the same time, be that as it may
though, although
informal still and all
archaic withal, natheless, howbeit
ANTONYMS

and

2‘I am clean but you are dirty’

SYNONYMS
whereas
conversely, but then, then again, on the other hand, by contrast, in contrast, contrarily, on the contrary
ANTONYMS

and

3‘one cannot but sympathize’

SYNONYMS
other than, do other than, otherwise than, except

preposition

1‘everyone but him had gone’

SYNONYMS
except, except for, apart from, other than, besides, aside from, with the exception of, short of, bar, barring, excepting, excluding, omitting, leaving out, save, save for, saving
informal outside of
ANTONYMS

including


adverb

1‘he is but a shadow of his former self’

SYNONYMS
only, just, simply, merely, no more than, nothing but
a mere
Northern English informal nobbut

Phrases

    but for

    ‘but for the rain he would have gone’


    SYNONYMS

    if it were not for, were it not for, except for, without, barring, notwithstanding