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 ?
Still I saw plainly enough, that Mademoiselle Hennequin, notwithstanding she was a governess, was a favorite in the family; and, I may add, out of it also--Betts Shoreham being no sort of a connection of the Monsons.
Yet notwithstanding it is only a record of a pic-nic, it has a purpose, which is to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them with his own eyes instead of the eyes of those who traveled in those countries before him.
Poor Huck was in the same state of wretchedness and terror, for Tom had told the whole story to the lawyer the night before the great day of the trial, and Huck was sore afraid that his share in the business might leak out, yet, notwithstanding Injun Joe's flight had saved him the suffering of testifying in court.
Those great works of his have the calm of the sublime; but here, notwithstanding beauty, was something troubling.
Perhaps his imperturbable character was never more strikingly developed, for he preserved his usual equable smile notwithstanding that his body was dangling in a most uncomfortable position, all loose and limp and shapeless, while his long peaked cap, unequally balanced against his exceedingly slight legs, threatened every instant to bring him toppling down.
In most other parts of the ocean, however, where these fish do not so largely abound, their wondrous voracity can be at times considerably diminished, by vigorously stirring them up with sharp whaling-spades, a procedure notwithstanding, which, in some instances, only seems to tickle them into still greater activity.
But notwithstanding this request, notwithstanding the tone of anguish in which it was uttered, the door remained closed.
Yet, notwithstanding the familiarity of sailors with all sorts of curious adventure, the incidents recorded in the following pages have often served, when 'spun as a yarn,' not only to relieve the weariness of many a night-watch at sea, but to excite the warmest sympathies of the author's shipmates.
And she was so, for the queens, notwithstanding their dignity, and the king, despite the respect which etiquette required, were all eclipsed by her.
We see the Switzers last well, notwithstanding their diversity of religion, and of cantons.
Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
The only reply the king made was to take hold of Fouquet's hand with such an expression of feeling, that it was very easy to perceive how strongly he had, until that remark, maintained his suspicions of the minister, notwithstanding the latter's intervention.