What does nevertheless mean?

Definitions for nevertheless
ˌnɛv ər ðəˈlɛsnev·er·the·less

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, notwithstandingadverb

    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. neverthelessadverb

    In spite of what preceded; yet.

    Etymology: 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."

Suggested Resources

  1. nevertheless

    Song lyrics by nevertheless -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by nevertheless on the Lyrics.com website.

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

How to pronounce nevertheless?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say nevertheless in sign language?


  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

Examples of nevertheless in a Sentence

  1. Matt Lockwood:

    Wayne State has taken no action to withdraw recognition from InterVarsity and the group remains welcome on our campus, nevertheless, InterVarsity continues to pursue litigation against the university forcing it to spend taxpayer dollars to defend the lawsuit. This is a case of the national organization trying to set a precedent. PASTOR WHO VOLUNTEERS AT FLORIDA MIGRANT SHELTER BLASTED BY DEMS SAYS CARE AT FACILITY IS PHENOMENAL Greg Jao, director of external relations at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, which has over 1,100 chapters in schools across the nation, said the group is on campus to serve Wayne State, Wayne State students, faculty, and local community. We invite Wayne State University to embrace a common-sense understanding of Wayne State University nondiscrimination policy.

  2. Admiral Markets ' Darren Sinden:

    European stocks are still probably the best choice in a limited range of options, there's not much incentive to hold bonds, and the U.S. is at the tail-end of a bull run, so it's hard to justify putting your money there. Nevertheless, in Europe, I still have some concerns about the domestic European economic recovery.

  3. Millan Mulraine:

    Overall domestic growth momentum appears to be on the mend. Nevertheless, the weak performance in business capital investment activity suggests that this segment remains a source of drag for the U.S. economic recovery.

  4. President Vladimir Putin:

    People have tried to stick this label on us, even people who use criminal law to persecute people of nontraditional orientation. Some U.S. states make it a crime, and though as far as I know these laws are not actually applied and the Supreme Court has suspended them, but they are nevertheless still on the books. We have no criminal penalties.

  5. Robertson Davies:

    The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.

Images & Illustrations of nevertheless

  1. neverthelessneverthelessneverthelessneverthelessnevertheless

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for nevertheless

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for nevertheless »


Find a translation for the nevertheless definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these nevertheless definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "nevertheless." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 1 Aug. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nevertheless>.

    Are we missing a good definition for nevertheless? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    a will to succeed
    • A. downsizing
    • B. cycling
    • C. scrutiny
    • D. aspiration

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for nevertheless: