none·​the·​less | \ˌnən-t͟hə-ˈles \

Definition of nonetheless 

: nevertheless The hike was difficult, but fun nonetheless. … smaller but nonetheless important research programs.— Malcolm W. Browne

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

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This contradicted the experience of many Facebook users, who reported installing Messenger with the bare minimum of permissions and nonetheless having logs collected. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Facebook knew Android call-scraping would be ‘high-risk,’ new documents reveal," 5 Dec. 2018 But here, nonetheless, are these eyes with their strange look jolting in its familiarity. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life," 29 Nov. 2018 The violence that engulfed Tche is part of a constellation of conflicts affecting the DRC, a country the size of Western Europe that sits on $24 trillion in natural resources but is, nonetheless, one of the world’s poorest nations. Nick Turse, Teen Vogue, "The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Humanitarian Crises Leaving Millions of Children In Danger," 14 Nov. 2018 The backlog has swelled nonetheless, though — by design. Dara Lind, Vox, "Jeff Sessions’s carefully built deportation machine will outlast him," 8 Nov. 2018 Though overt proselytizing at the parliament is frowned upon, traditionalists nonetheless have an important role in shaping this different and more diffuse religious future. Gordon Mehler, WSJ, "Common Ground for a Wiccan and a Rabbi?," 1 Nov. 2018 The uncomfortable truth is that Australia could prevent all pollution and fishing activities that impact the reef and the corals could still die nonetheless. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Things Got So Bad for the Great Barrier Reef," 25 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, 190 out of 99,990 people who are not addicted to heroin will nonetheless have fresh needle marks. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Fixed mindsets” might be why we don’t understand statistics," 14 Oct. 2018 The second photo released is also taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, and includes just the young members of Eugenie and Jack's bridal party, some of whom look a little moody (but adorable nonetheless). Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "See the Official Portraits from Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding," 13 Oct. 2018

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1533, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonetheless

: in spite of what has just been said


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