Definition of insomuch in English:


Line breaks: in¦so|much
Pronunciation: /ɪnsə(ʊ)ˈmʌtʃ


  • 1 (insomuch that) To the extent that: self is the source of evil insomuch that the purity of the soul increases as it loses selfhood
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    • Besides which he had a difficulty of breathing upon him, and had a convulsion of all his members, insomuch that the diviners said those diseases were a punishment upon him for what he had done.
    • After 44 years this former history teacher and headmaster is hanging up the headphones, but only insomuch that he will no longer be a week-to-week regular on BBC Scotland's Saturday afternoon Sportsound programme.
    • The power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried for exceeding joy, and many fell to the ground.
  • 2 (insomuch as) Inasmuch as; since.
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    • This is whether the balance is right between safety - insomuch as you can ever have a form of transport that is completely safe - and having a properly functioning railway.
    • State aid is being allowed insomuch as governments can underwrite war risk insurance for airlines until the end of the year.
    • I'm dwelling on their accessories only insomuch as it has a direct bearing on the rest of the story.


late Middle English: originally as in so much, translating French en tant (que) 'in so much (as)'.

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