notwithstanding
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌnɒtwɪðˈstændɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌnɑtwɪθˈstændɪŋ/

Adverb

notwithstanding (not comparable)

  1. Nevertheless, all the same.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, i 4:
      But notwithstanding, man,
      I'll do you your master what good I can;
Synonyms
Conjunction
  1. Although.
    • 1724, Daniel Defoe, Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress, ch. 30:
      Upon which Amy had said, that notwithstanding I was angry with her and had used her so hardly for saying something about her of the same kind, yet there was an absolute necessity of securing her and removing her out of the way;
Translations
Preposition
  1. In spite of, despite.
    • Those on whom Christ bestowed miraculous cures were so transported that their gratitude made them, notwithstanding his prohibition, proclaim the wonders he had done.
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Noun

notwithstanding (plural notwithstandings)

  1. An instance of the word "notwithstanding", often characteristic of legalese.
    • 2003, Banesh Hoffmann, The Tyranny of Testing (page 53)
      It is not for nothing that our language has its ifs and buts, its yets and howevers, its neverthelesses and notwithstandings, its possiblies and probablies and perhapses, and its on-the-other-hands.
    • 2004, Trevor Carolan, Down in the Valley: Writing in British Columbia (page 107)
      Letters from the English usually contained very formally typed documents with lots of heretofores and whereases and notwithstandings.
    • 2010, Richard Marcinko, Red Cell (page 149)
      The agreements were filled with wheretofores and herebys and hereafters and notwithstandings.



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