notwithstanding definition

  • preposition:
    • In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain.
    • In spite of, despite.
    • Without avoidance, or obstruction from or by; despite.
  • adverb:
    • All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding.
    • however, the same.
    • despite almost anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
  • conjunction:
    • despite that; although.
    • Although.
  • others:
    • Nevertheless; however; although.
    • perhaps not opposing; not standing in the way or contradicting; not availing to the contrary.
    • With after noun, or clause with that: despite, or perhaps in spite to the fact that; although.
    • Synonyms Notwithstanding, despite, Despite, for many. Notwithstanding may be the least emphatic; it calls interest with some emphasis to an obstacle: as, notwithstanding his childhood, he made great progress. In spite of and despite, by the strength of this term spite, point mostly to energetic opposition: since, regardless of their maximum attempts, he was beaten; and, figuratively, to great obstacles of any kind: because, despite all hindrances, he attained the full time appointed. Despite is pretty loftier plus poetic as compared to others.
    • accompanied by a clause with this omitted: In spite of the truth that; although.
    • Synonyms Although, Though, etc. See though.
    • Nevertheless; however; yet.

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