none·​the·​less | \ ˌnən-t͟hə-ˈles How to pronounce nonetheless (audio) \

Definition of nonetheless

: 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

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Examples of nonetheless in a Sentence

sometimes you can be a real jerk, but I like you nonetheless
Recent Examples on the Web The way the theories germinate nonetheless remains relatively standard. David M. Zimmer, USA TODAY, 15 July 2021 The list includes some eateries that haven't been closed long but are missed nonetheless. Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2021 Both teams nonetheless prepared for the game as usual, but in the middle of early batting practice, Yankees players were pulled off the field due to health and safety protocols., 15 July 2021 While the list of iOS 15 features may not contain a singular blow-away item, the update is nonetheless compelling in its own right. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 15 July 2021 Chicago—far from hurricanes and wildfires—nonetheless finds itself on the front lines of the climate crisis. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 14 July 2021 The nurse’s death nonetheless worried many Thais and prompted calls for shots with demonstrably higher efficacy. Feliz Solomon, WSJ, 13 July 2021 The film, which is Hansen-Løve’s seventh, premiered at Cannes to rapturous reviews and the quiet tears of at least one non-film-critic who is nonetheless tasked with writing about festival movies. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 12 July 2021 But a commonality nonetheless exists between a Native American’s vision to rebuild his tribal communities and the MDA’s desire to rebuild a recreational lake surrounded by pine trees and hills the Army abandoned. Tribune News Service, al, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of nonetheless

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonetheless was in 1533

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“Nonetheless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonetheless

somewhat formal : in spite of what has just been said


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