Synonyms for notwithstanding
ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-not·with·stand·ing
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However simply waives discussion, and (like the archaic howbeit) says "be that as it may, this is true;" nevertheless concedes the truth of what precedes, but claims that what follows is none the less true; notwithstanding marshals the two statements face to face, admits the one and its seeming contradiction to the other, while insisting that it can not, after all, withstand the other; as, notwithstanding the force of the enemy is superior, we shall conquer. Yet and still are weaker than notwithstanding, while stronger than but. Tho and altho make as little as possible of the concession, dropping it, as it were, incidentally; as, "tho we are guilty, thou art good;" to say "we are guilty, but thou art good," would make the concession of guilt more emphatic. Compare BUT; YET.
Notwithstanding simply states that circumstances shall not be or have not been allowed to withstand; despite and in spite of refer primarily to personal and perhaps spiteful opposition; as, he failed notwithstanding his good intentions; or, he persevered in spite of the most bitter hostility. When despite and in spite of are applied to inanimate things, it is with something of personification; "in spite of the storm" is said as if the storm had a hostile purpose to oppose the undertaking.
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however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstandingadverb
despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
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Believe me, there's already more than a fair amount of skepticism about whether this process was fair, notwithstanding Mr. McCulloch's cynical attempt to pretend that it was fair.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.
The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
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- على الرغم من ذلكArabic
- navzdory, vzdor, přesCzech
- dennoch, trotz, obwohl, ungeachtetGerman
- no obstanteSpanish
- néanmoins, malgré tout, nonobstant, cependant, malgré, bien que, en dépit deFrench
- ellenére, dacára, mindazonáltalHungarian
- þrátt fyrir, enda þótt, samt sem áður, engu að síður, þó aðIcelandic
- על אףHebrew
- desondanks, niettegenstaandeDutch
- apesar de, não obstantePortuguese
- in ciuda faptului caRomanian
- однако, тем не менее, несмотря на, вопреки, хотяRussian
- likväl, ändåSwedish
- olmasına karşın, buna karşın, olduğu halde, buna rağmen, herşeye rağmen, olsa da, olmasına rağmen, olmakla birlikteTurkish
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