nevertheless

adverb nev·er·the·less \ ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of nevertheless

: in spite of that : however
  • her childish but nevertheless real delight
  • —Richard Corbin

Examples of nevertheless in a Sentence

  1. I am, nevertheless, a multicellular organism of reasonably complex structure … —Natalie AngierNew York Times6 Mar. 2007
  2. Nevertheless, resistance to equal opportunities and fair pay for female athletes remained strong. —Christopher HitchensNew York Times Book Review21 Aug. 2005
  3. Instead, I drew a series of circles around myself, with borders that shifted as time passed and faces changed but that nevertheless offered the illusion of control. An inner circle, where love was constant and claims unquestioned. —Barack ObamaDreams From My Father1995
  4. She was filled with emotions that were utterly ridiculous, that she despised, yet that nevertheless she was feeling so strongly she could not shake them off. —Doris LessingThe Story and Its Writer1987
  5. Her date was a bit of a slob, but she had fun nevertheless.

  6. It was a predictable, but nevertheless funny, story.

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First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century

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nevertheless Synonyms

Related Words

after all, anyhow, regardless;

Phrases

all the same (or just the same), at the same time;


NEVERTHELESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of nevertheless for English Language Learners

  • : in spite of what has just been said


NEVERTHELESS Defined for Kids

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adverb nev·er·the·less \ ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles \

Definition of nevertheless for Students

: even so : however
  • Slightly dizzy, he nevertheless kept his eyes wide open …
  • —J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets


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