English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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How to use notwithstanding in a sentence?
Investors remain cautious on the Chinese outlook notwithstanding the uptick in a small number of indicators.
Notwithstanding the improvement in the deficit, which signals a diminished drag on domestic GDP, the broad-based falloff in both exports and imports activity is a sobering sign of some weakening in domestic and global demand.
So I mean, how does this play out? This is all happening notwithstanding the fact that the putative leader of the Republican Party is the former president, who is continuing to argue day in and day out that Biden is an illegitimate president, i think it's very clear that you're going to see 2024 as a more significant political crisis for the United States than 2020 was.
Xerox has recently been subject to the whims of activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who, notwithstanding their minority ownership of Xerox shares, have yanked the Xerox Board in more directions than can be counted.
For the last eight years, the UK has refused to either confirm or deny that they have received an extradition request from the US. At the same time, they have refused to provide assurances that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US if such a request were to be received, and maintained an ever-present vigil of the Embassy, notwithstanding a UN directive to take steps to ensure Julian's immediate liberty, their silence speaks volumes, particularly in light of recent statements from Melinda Taylor officials that Julian's arrest and extradition are a priority.
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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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