Definition of withal in English:


Line breaks: withal
Pronunciation: /wɪˈðɔːl


1In addition; as a further factor or consideration: the whole is light and portable, and ornamental withal
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  • But he was a magnificent all-round fieldsman withal.
  • Srinath is a South Indian, rice-eating vegetarian - and withal, a world-class fast bowler.
  • Thou art the source of light and withal my own true self.
1.1All the same; nevertheless (used when adding something that contrasts with a previous comment): she gave him a grateful smile, but rueful withal
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  • For what are idols but what the same Scripture describes in these words: ‘Eyes have they, and they do not see,’ and whatever else may be said of substances however skillfully carved into shape, but withal lacking life and sense?
  • All this having been true to Burbank, if I caught his thought correctly, the great scientist's tolerant, yet withal inflexible, attitude toward those who were disparaging and excoriating him is entirely understandable.
  • It would be splendid for his woodblock-cutting methods - the stone upon stone, its grim severity and grace withal.


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With (used at the end of a clause): we sat with little to nourish ourselves withal but vile water


Middle English: originally as with all.

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