Regardless of or despite how much; although. Much as I'd like to see Paris or Rome some day, I'm pretty content to stay right here in my hometown for the time being. Much as he hated the arrogant young man, Jonathan couldn't allow an innocent person to be arrested for a crime he didn't commit.
See also: much
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ˈmuch as/thoughalthough: Much as I’d like to stay, I really must leave now. ♢ He agreed, much though he disliked the idea of selling the business.
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