thus

Use the adverb thus in place of words like therefore or so when you want to sound proper.

Use thus interchangeably with words like consequently, ergo, hence, and just like that. For example, if you want to sound fancy you could say no one showed up for water aerobics, thus the class was cancelled. It had to be thus. Thus is also, rarely, a noun that means a good-smelling gum resin from trees that we don't really use anymore.

Primary Meanings of thus

1.
adv
(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
2.
adv
in the way indicated
3.
n
an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
Full Definitions of thus
1

adv (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

“it is late and thus we must go”
Synonyms:
hence, so, thence, therefore
2

adv in the way indicated

“set up the pieces thus
Synonyms:
so, thusly
3

n an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

Synonyms:
frankincense, gum olibanum, olibanum
Type of:
gum
any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

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