[neyth-lis, nath-]

adverb Archaic.

Also nath·less [nath-lis] /ˈnæθ lɪs/.

Origin of natheless

before 900; Middle English; Old English nā·thē·lǣs, equivalent to not (see na) + thē, variant of thȳ instrumental singular definite article (see the2) + lǣs less Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for natheless

Historical Examples of natheless

  • Natheless it is the Madonna and the Child that your painters have loved best to paint.

  • Now this, humanly speaking, is impossible; natheless it is rare sport.

    Angling Sketches

    Andrew Lang

  • Natheless, 't was no prince led the wildered folk in the Vision.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • Natheless, 't is not for his wooing that I 'm ashamed and weary; but they laughed at the Vision.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • Natheless, in this battle, the word of my Vision is on the lips of them that slay.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

British Dictionary definitions for natheless


nathless (ˈnæθlɪs)

sentence connector

another word for nonetheless


notwithstanding; despite

Word Origin for natheless

Old English nāthylǣs, from never + thӯ for that + lǣs less
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