What does notwithstanding mean?

Definitions for notwithstanding
ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-notwith·stand·ing

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. notwithstanding(Adverb)

    Nevertheless, all the same.

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

  2. notwithstanding(Conjunction)

    Although.

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

  3. notwithstanding(Preposition)

    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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How to say notwithstanding in sign language?

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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. Marcel Proust:

    The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

  2. Phin Ziebell:

    Notwithstanding day-to-day movements, the fundamental picture hasn't really changed, and that is one of supply outstripping demand growth for most of the year, it's an incessant march downwards, and it would be interesting to see where it bottoms out, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of it so far.

  3. David Letterman:

    I would just like to say,' Don, it's Dave. Remember me ? I want to talk to Donald Trump.' Because I now don't know which is the real Donald Trump, and if the Donald Trump that I was talking to [ back then ] was the real Donald Trump, how do you get to be the guy Donald Trump is now ? politics notwithstanding -- let's just say everything is great and he's done a great job, but he still behaves the way he behaves -- who behaves like that ?!

  4. Fed Governor Lael Brainard:

    Notwithstanding the fact that the law does not prescribe broad structural changes, some observers may judge whether reform has gone far enough based on the extent of changes in the scope or scale of the U.S. systemic banking institutions relative to the crisis.

  5. Melinda Taylor:

    For the last eight years, the UK has refused to either confirm or deny that they have received an extradition request from the US. At the same time, they have refused to provide assurances that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US if such a request were to be received, and maintained an ever-present vigil of the Embassy, notwithstanding a UN directive to take steps to ensure Julian's immediate liberty, their silence speaks volumes, particularly in light of recent statements from Melinda Taylor officials that Julian's arrest and extradition are a priority.

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Translations for notwithstanding

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  • 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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