What does notwithstanding mean?

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ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-not·with·stand·ing

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. notwithstandingadverb

    Nevertheless, all the same.

    Etymology: notwithstandinge, from a calque from nōn obstante ("not standing")

  2. notwithstandingconjunction

    Although.

    Etymology: notwithstandinge, from a calque from nōn obstante ("not standing")

  3. notwithstandingpreposition

    In spite of, despite.

    Etymology: notwithstandinge, from a calque from nōn obstante ("not standing")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notwithstanding

    without prevention, or obstruction from or by; in spite of

    Etymology: [Originally the participle of withstand, with not prefixed.]

  2. Notwithstanding

    nevertheless; however; although; as, I shall go, notwithstanding it rains

    Etymology: [Originally the participle of withstand, with not prefixed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notwithstanding

    not-with-stand′ing, prep. in spite of.—conj. in spite of the fact that, although.—adv. nevertheless, however, yet. [Orig. a participial phrase in nominative absolute=L. non obstante.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notwithstanding in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notwithstanding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of notwithstanding in a Sentence

  1. Jim Cohen:

    Believe me, there's already more than a fair amount of skepticism about whether this process was fair, notwithstanding Mr. McCulloch's cynical attempt to pretend that it was fair.

  2. Carlos Brito:

    Notwithstanding our good-faith efforts, the board of SABMiller has refused to meaningfully engage with us.

  3. Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson:

    Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.

  4. Fujifilm Holdings Corp:

    Xerox has recently been subject to the whims of activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who, notwithstanding their minority ownership of Xerox shares, have yanked the Xerox Board in more directions than can be counted.

  5. Thucydides:

    The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

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  • على الرغم من ذلكArabic
  • přes, vzdor, navzdoryCzech
  • ungeachtet, obwohl, trotz, dennochGerman
  • malgraŭEsperanto
  • no obstanteSpanish
  • malgré tout, malgré, néanmoins, nonobstant, cependant, en dépit de, bien queFrench
  • þó að, þrátt fyrir, engu að síður, samt sem áður, enda þóttIcelandic
  • nonostanteItalian
  • かかわらずJapanese
  • niettegenstaande, desondanksDutch
  • apesar de, não obstantePortuguese
  • in ciuda faptului caRomanian
  • однако, тем не менее, хотя, вопреки, несмотря наRussian
  • ändå, likvälSwedish
  • olmasına rağmen, olmakla birlikte, herşeye rağmen, olsa da, buna karşın, buna rağmen, olmasına karşın, olduğu haldeTurkish

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