I was reading the declaration that Michael Jackson´s daugther posted about her smoking cigarettes these past days, outside a restaurant. And she wrote a sentence like this:

"Sure as hell beats everything else in my past though".

I get that when she refers to " sure as hell beats everything else in my past", she means that the action of smoking isn´t the worst thing she has done in her life. But I would like to understand what "though"means in the end of the sentece of hers.

Thank you, folks.

  • It marks the utterance as contrasting somehow with what has gone before: "Despite its not being cool, it sure as hell beats everything else in my past." Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 14:20

1 Answer 1


It would be clearer in context but I suspect the conjunction sense is what is intended here.



  1. despite the fact that; although. "though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear them"


  1. however (indicating that a factor qualifies or imposes restrictions on what was said previously).
    "I was hunting for work. Jobs were scarce though"

synonyms: nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, however, be that as it may, for all that, despite that, having said that; informal still and all "it seems impossible, but you can try, though"


  • I really aprecciate your helping me. Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 14:41

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.