Belief vs Though - What's the difference?

belief | though |

As a noun belief

is mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.

As an adverb though is

(lb) despite that; however.

As a conjunction though is

despite the fact that; although.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-12-06, author=(George Monbiot)
  • , volume=189, issue=26, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Why I'm eating my words on veganism – again , passage=The belief that there is no conflict between [livestock] farming and arable production also seems to be unfounded: by preventing the growth of trees and other deep vegetation in the hills and by compacting the soil, grazing animals cause a cycle of flash floods and drought, sporadically drowning good land downstream and reducing the supply of irrigation water.}}
  • Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
  • (countable) Something believed.
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
  • (uncountable) Religious faith.
  • (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
  • Derived terms

    * * beyond belief * disbelief * self-belief * unbelief



    Alternative forms

    * tho *


  • (lb) Despite that; however.
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  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • (lb) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.
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  • Synonyms

    * (despite that) all the same, anyhow, anyway, even so, in any case, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet


    (English Conjunctions)
  • Despite the fact that; although.
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  • *
  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • (lb) If, that, even if.
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  • * 1945 , (Oscar Hammerstein II), “ (musical)
  • *:Walk on through the wind, / Walk on through the rain, / Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
  • Usage notes

    * (if) This sense is now archaic, except in the fixed expression (as though).


    * (although) although, even though