though

though
though1 W1S1 [ðəu US ðou] conj
1.) used to introduce a statement that makes the main statement coming after it seem surprising, unlikely, or unexpected
Though she's almost 40, she still plans to compete.
Pascal went ahead with the experiment even though he knew it was dangerous.
though old/tired etc
The rooms, though small, were pleasant and airy.
old though it is/tired though he was etc
Strange though it may seem, I like housework.
2.) used like 'but' to add a fact or opinion that makes what you have just said seem less definite, less important etc
I thought he'd been drinking, though I wasn't completely sure.
The offenders were dealt with firmly though fairly.
3.) as though
a) in a way that makes you think something is true
= ↑as if
It looks as though everyone else has gone home.
b) in a way that might make you think something was true, although you know it is not true
= ↑as if
She stared at me as though I were a complete stranger.
though 2
though2 S1 adv
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: tho]
spoken used after adding a fact, opinion, or question which seems surprising after what you have just said, or which makes what you have just said seem less true
Two heart attacks in a year. It hasn't stopped him smoking, though.
It sounds like a lot of fun. Isn't it rather risky though?

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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