nathe·less(nāth′lĭs) also nath·less (năth′-)
[Middle English, from Old English nā thē lǣs, not less by that : nā, no; see no1 + thȳ, thē : instrumental case of se, this, that; see to- in Indo-European roots + lǣs, less; see less.]
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another word for nonetheless
[Old English nāthylǣs, from nā never + thӯ for that + lǣs less]
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nathe•less(ˈneɪθ lɪs, ˈnæθ-)
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nāthēlǣs=nā not (see no1) + thē, variant of thȳ instrumental singular definite article (see the2) + lǣs less]
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