What does nevertheless mean?

Definitions for neverthelessˌnɛv ər ðəˈlɛs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nevertheless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding(adverb)

    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"


  1. nevertheless(Adverb)

    In spite of what preceded; yet.

  2. Origin: From ; compare never the wiser

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nevertheless

    not the less; notwithstanding; in spite of that; yet


  1. Nevertheless

    "Nevertheless I'm in Love with You" is a popular song written by Harry Ruby with lyrics by Bert Kalmar, first published in 1931. The song was recorded by Bing Crosby and by Rudy Vallée in 1931, and was revisited in 1950 by The Mills Brothers, Paul Weston, Ray Anthony, and Ralph Flanagan. The Mills Brothers' rendition was released by Decca Records as catalog number 27253. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on November 3, 1950 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #9. The recording by Paul Weston was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38982. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 20, 1950 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #9. The recording by Ray Anthony was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 1190. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 27, 1950 and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #15. The flip side was "Harbor Lights." The recording by Ralph Flanagan was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3904. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 6, 1950 and lasted 10 weeks on the chart, peaking at #16. The flip side was "The Red We Want Is the Red We've Got."

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nevertheless' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1413

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nevertheless' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2353

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nevertheless' in Adverbs Frequency: #131


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nevertheless in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nevertheless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Horace:

    Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. (You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.)

  2. Lev Gudkov:

    Of course it is not Stalinist totalitarianism and mass repressions, but there are nevertheless now 'prophylactic repressions'.

  3. Ian Gilby:

    Nevertheless, recognizing the adaptive value of male-female aggression in chimpanzees may inevitably help us to understand, and hopefully prevent, similar behavior among humans.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.

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Translations for nevertheless

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ومع ذلكArabic
  • въпреки товаBulgarian
  • tanmateix, nogensmenys, no obstantCatalan, Valencian
  • nicméněCzech
  • nichtsdestoweniger, trotzdemGerman
  • κι όμως, παρ' όλα αυτά, μολαταύτα, μολοντούτο, εν τούτοιςGreek
  • malgraŭeEsperanto
  • sin embargo, no obstanteSpanish
  • بااین‌وجودPersian
  • siitä huolimatta, kuitenkinFinnish
  • néanmoins, pourtant, toutefoisFrench
  • mar sin féinIrish
  • על כל פניםHebrew
  • फिर भीHindi
  • mindamellett, mindazonáltal, azonbanHungarian
  • nonobstanteInterlingua
  • tamenIdo
  • engu að síður, samt sem áður, eigi að síðurIcelandic
  • nondimeno, eppure, tuttaviaItalian
  • しかも, それでも, やはり, それにもかかわらずJapanese
  • 그렇치만Korean
  • tamen, attamenLatin
  • na dia izany azaMalagasy
  • toch, desondanks, desalniettemin, niettemin, niettegenstaandeDutch
  • likevelNorwegian
  • jednakowoż, niemniej jednak, jednakżePolish
  • no entanto, de qualquer jeito, não obstante, contudo, apesar dePortuguese
  • ichaqaQuechua
  • totuși, cu toate acesteaRomanian
  • однако, несмотря на это, тем не менее, зато, но, всё-такиRussian
  • ipak, usprkos tomeSerbo-Croatian
  • napriek tomu, jednakoSlovak
  • trots det, icke desto mindre, icke dess mindre, ändåSwedish
  • இருப்பினும்Tamil
  • అయినాTelugu
  • datapwatTagalog
  • bununla birlikte, buna rağmenTurkish

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