notwithstanding


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not·with·stand·ing

 (nŏt′wĭth-stăn′dĭng, -wĭth-)
prep.
In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain.
adv.
All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding.
conj.
In spite of the fact that; although.

[Middle English notwithstandinge (translation of Medieval Latin nōn obstante) : not, not; see not + withstanding, present participle of withstanden, to resist; see withstand.]

notwithstanding

(ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ; -wɪð-)
prep
(often immediately postpositive) in spite of; despite
conj (subordinating)
despite the fact that; although
sentence connector
in spite of that; nevertheless
[C14: not + withstanding, from Old English withstandan, on the model of Medieval Latin non obstante, Old French non obstant]

not•with•stand•ing

(ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-)

prep.
1. in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by: Notwithstanding a brilliant defense, he was found guilty. The doctor's orders notwithstanding, she returned to work.
adv.
2. nevertheless; anyway; yet.
conj.
3. in spite of the fact that; although.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.notwithstanding - 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"

notwithstanding

preposition
1. despite, in spite of, regardless of He despised Pitt, notwithstanding the similar views they both held.
adverb
1. nevertheless, however, though, nonetheless He doesn't want me there, but I'm going, notwithstanding.
Translations
وَمَع ذلِك، بالرَّغْم من ذلك
navzdorypřes
malgraŭ
engu að síðuròrátt fyrirsamt sem áðurþrátt fyrir
neskatoties uz
…ise de…-mesine rağmen

notwithstanding

[ˈnɒtwɪðˈstændɪŋ]
A. PREPa pesar de, no obstante
the weather notwithstandinga pesar del tiempo
C. CONJ (also notwithstanding that) → a pesar de que, por más que + subjun

notwithstanding

[ˌnɒtwɪðˈstændɪŋ ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ]
prepen dépit de
He despised him, notwithstanding the similar views they both held → Il le méprisait, en dépit de leur communauté de vues.
adv
Such realism notwithstanding, the film was a disaster → En dépit de ce réalisme, le film était catastrophique.
His relations with his colleagues were friendly, differences of opinion notwithstanding → Il avait des relations amicales avec ses collègues, en dépit de quelques différences d'opinion.

notwithstanding

(form)
prepungeachtet (+gen) (form), → trotz (+gen)
advdennoch, trotzdem, nichtsdestotrotz (form)
conj notwithstanding that …obwohl or obgleich …

notwithstanding

[ˌnɒtwɪðˈstændɪŋ]
1. prepnonostante, malgrado
2. conj international agreements notwithstanding ...malgrado gli accordi internazionali ...

notwithstanding

(notwiðˈstandiŋ) preposition
in spite of. Notwithstanding the bad weather, the ship arrived on time.
References in classic literature ?
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Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances of our company, and our dangerous situation, as surrounded with hostile savages, our meeting so fortunately in the wilderness made us reciprocally sensible of the utmost satisfaction.
When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
Notwithstanding his high native gifts and scholar-like attainments, there was an air about this young minister -- an apprehensive, a startled, a half-frightened look -- as of a being who felt himself quite astray, and at a loss in the pathway of human existence, and could only be at ease in some seclusion of his own.
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But ploughed up to the primary rock of the matter, the two great principles laid down in the twin whaling laws previously quoted, and applied and elucidated by Lord Ellenborough in the above cited case; these two laws touching Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish, I say, will, on reflection, be found the fundamentals of all human jurisprudence; For notwithstanding its complicated tracery of sculpture, the Temple of the Law, like the Temple of the Philistines, has but two props to stand on.
Haley, notwithstanding that he was a very old bird, and naturally inclined to be suspicious of chaff, was rather brought up by this view of the case.
Notwithstanding his special acuteness and ability, he is unable to take a fact out of its merely political relations, and behold it as it lies absolutely to be disposed of by the intellect--what, for instance, it behooves a man to do here in American today with regard to slavery--but ventures, or is driven, to make some such desperate answer to the following, while professing to speak absolutely, and as a private man--from which what new and singular of social duties might be inferred?
The poet today, notwithstanding all the discoveries of science, and the accumulated learning of mankind, enjoys no advantage over Homer.
For it could not help bringing up the un- get-aroundable fact that, all gentle cant and philoso- phizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in the world ever did achieve their freedom by goody- goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable law that all revolutions that will succeed must BEGIN in blood, whatever may answer afterward.
Next, they said they had had an enjoyable walk, notwithstanding the weather.
Whatever your scheme was, it had sense in it, Blake's opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.