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Contraction of al be it.


  • a RP /ɔːlˈbi.ɪt/


albeit (plural albethey)
  1. Despite its being; although.
    He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one.


  • 2001: Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p92
    The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men’s mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary.
  • 2007: UNKNOWN AUTHOR, Houston Chronicle: UNKNOWN ARTICLE, 17th day of June edition
    There’s an easy, albeit expensive, way to fix the national crisis in forensic crime labs.


Despite its being; although
  • Bosnian: iako, mada, premda, čak i ako
  • Chinese: 雖然, 虽然
  • Croatian: iako, mada, premda, čak i ako
  • Dutch: alhoewel
  • Finnish: vaikka, vaikkakin
  • French: bien que, quoique
  • German: wenngleich, obgleich
  • Gujarati: (parantu, tem cha ta)
  • Hindi: (kintu, parantu)
  • Italian: benché
  • Norwegian: dog
  • Persian: اگرچه, هرچند
  • Polish: chociaż
  • Portuguese: se bem que, mesmo que
  • Romanian: totusi, dar
  • Russian: хотя
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: иако, мада, премда, чак и ако
    Roman: iako, mada, premda, čak i ako
  • Slovenian: četudi, čeprav
  • Spanish: aunque, no obstante
  • Swedish: dock
  • Turkish: her ne kadar, yine, gerçi, ise de

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

after all, again, all the same, although, at all events, at any rate, but, even, even so, for all that, howbeit, however, in any case, in any event, just the same, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, rather, still, though, when, whereas, while, yet
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