Compound of aller (genitive plural of alle, "all") + Dings (genitive singular of Ding, "thing") (compare schlechterdings). Before the 19th century, the full form aller Dinge ("of all things", with the plural Dinge) was used.
- but, however
- Es wird allerdings die Vermutung ausgesprochen...
- It is, however, conjectured...
- Tut es sehr weh? Allerdings!
- Does it hurt a lot? Indeed!
- (but, however) jedoch