1 notwithstanding, regardless, nevertheless, nonetheless, despite (that), in spite of (that), still, but, though, yet, even so, be that as it may, come what may, no matter what; at any rate, anyway, anyhow, on the other hand, in all events, in any event, in any case, after all:
He insisted the council should give their approval; however, that is not their responsibility. I was ready to move to Cardiff; she didn't offer me the job, however
2 to whatever manner or extent or degree, howsoever, no matter how, in any way or manner or respect, anyhow, how, in whatever way or manner:
However you view it, he is still the boss. Spend the money however you see fit.
3 how, how on earth, how in the world, in what way or manner:
However do you manage with only three to help, you poor thing?
4 no matter how, regardless how, putting or setting aside how, notwithstanding how:
However much she earns, she is always short of money.