Definition of notwithstanding
- notwithstanding their inexperience, they were an immediate success
- the motion passed, our objection notwithstanding
we went to see the show, my objections notwithstanding
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Although there are some who oppose the plan, we will go through with it notwithstanding.
you're rather late getting here, but you're welcome to join us for dinner notwithstanding
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the man suspected of being the serial killer is little known to his neighbors, notwithstanding he has lived in the apartment complex for years
: without being prevented by (something)
: in spite of what has just been said
See words that rhyme with notwithstanding Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for notwithstanding Spanish Central: Translation of notwithstanding Nglish: Translation of notwithstanding for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of notwithstanding for Arabic speakers
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