Antonyms for allowance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-lou-uhns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈlaʊ əns

Definition of allowance

Origin :
  • late 14c., "praise" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French aloance "allowance, granting, allocation," from alouer (see allow). Sense of "a sum alloted to meet expenses" is from c.1400. In accounts, meaning "a sum placed to one's credit" is attested from 1520s. To make allowances is literally to add or deduct a sum from someone's account for some special circumstance. Figurative use of the phrase is attested from 1670s.
  • noun amount of money or other supply
  • noun discount; concession
Example sentences :
  • You are heated now, Sir, and I can make every allowance for your natural vexation.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • He was a year younger than I, and young-looking even when that allowance was made.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He meant to keep up her allowance, he said, and he had insured his life for her.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • Wondering now I was how we should last until the next quarter's allowance.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "You don't make any allowance for the views of women," Roger said.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • You will note that allowance must be made for hemming the back edge of the mainsail.
  • Extract from : « Boys' Book of Model Boats » by Raymond Francis Yates
  • It is a maxim worthy of all acceptation that a man may have that allowance he takes.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Moreover, in this, as in most of the dialogues of Plato, allowance has to be made for the character of Socrates.
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • This allowance was graduated to the social status of each prisoner.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • They make no allowance for any change that may have occurred in mademoiselle's inclinations.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini

Synonyms for allowance

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