none·​the·​less ˌnən-t͟hə-ˈles How to pronounce nonetheless (audio)
: in spite of what has just been said : nevertheless
The hike was difficult, but fun nonetheless.
… smaller but nonetheless important research programs.Malcolm W. Browne
More removed from vineyards, but worth a side trip nonetheless, is the small city of Mirepoix.Kim Marcus
Fish-belly gray and homely as oatmeal, it nonetheless evokes the fresh, mild scent and flavor of the catch of the day.Nancy Coons

Examples of nonetheless in a Sentence

sometimes you can be a real jerk, but I like you nonetheless
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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonetheless was in 1533

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“Nonetheless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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