But, except. exampleIt was difficult, although not as difficult as we had expected.
When conjunction, the words "although" and "though" are generally interchangeable: Although she smiled, she was angry. = Though she smiled, she was angry.
"Although" is usually placed at the beginning of its clause, whereas "though" may occur elsewhere and is the more common term when used to link words or phrases (as in "wiser though poorer"). In certain constructions, only "though" is acceptable: Fond though I am of sports, I'd rather not sit through another basketball game.
Synonyms: (in spite of) notwithstanding (that), even if, albeit (that), even though
2001, Rita Robinson, Discover Yourself Through Palm Reading, New Page Books (2001), ISBN 1564145425, page 41: Medical scientists speculate that lefties and ambies exercise their brains more and grow more cells.
2010, Brandi Panter, "Editor analyzes status of current music videos", The Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee), Volume 114, Issue 14, 20 July 2010, page 5: Broken Social Scene, one of the coolest things that America's Hat (you may know it better as Canada) has exported since the mullet and maple syrup.
2009, Marcyliena H. Morgan, The real hiphop: battling for knowledge, power, and respect, page 161: Ben Caldwell recalls the scene as follows: Life as we know it is about to change I smell it within the air the weather is getting strange Drugged up sedated and numb from the pain The sickness in Amerikkka has spread to her brain [...]
2009, Mary Kirby-Diaz, "Buffy, Angel, and the Creation of Virtual Communities", in Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom (ed. Mary Kirby-Diaz), McFarland & Company (2009), ISBN 9780786442058, page 18: Although Internet communities are virtual, it is the hypothesis of this paper that the virtcom can become a real community, by means of which Buffyites and Angelites can regularly interact.