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Etymology

Middle English notwithstandinge < a calque from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nōn obstante ("not standing")

Pronunciation

Adverb

notwithstanding (not comparable)

Positive
notwithstanding

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. nevertheless, all the same
    They were opposed to the celebration, but came to the event, notwithstanding.

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notwithstanding

  1. although

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Preposition

notwithstanding

  1. in spite of, despite.
    Notwithstanding the re-election of Mrs Thatcher in 1983 and 1987, a clear majority of voters have favoured increased taxes.

Usage notes

Many times used postpositionally.

  • We'll take the Normandy beaches, the German opposition notwithstanding.

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