mégsem

HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

még +‎ sem

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmeːkʃɛm]
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  • Hyphenation: még‧sem
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

ConjunctionEdit

mégsem

  1. yet, still, but, however, nevertheless, all the same, notwithstanding, after all (all followed by negation in English; introducing a negative statement in contrast with an affirmative antecedent; the opposite of mégis)
    Synonyms: de, azonban, viszont, csakhogy, ugyanakkor (quasi-synonyms; as opposed to mégsem, these conjunctions need to be followed by a negative particle such as nem to express negation)
    Mégsem tettek semmit.Yet they did nothing.
  2. (software) cancel, undo (as an instruction; its literal meaning can be derived from mégsem ezt szeretném “and yet I do not want that”)
    a Mégsem gombthe Cancel button

Related termsEdit

  • mégis (introducing a positive statement in contrast with a negative antecedent)

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