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nevertheless

[ nev-er-thuh-les ]
/ ˌnɛv ər ðəˈlɛs /
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adverb
nonetheless; notwithstanding; however; in spite of that: a small but nevertheless important change.

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Origin of nevertheless

1250–1300; Middle English; replacing natheles, nothelesnatheless; see never, the2, less
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The adverb nevertheless means “in spite of that” or “all the same.” How is it different from the words but, still, however, and yet? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

How to use nevertheless in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for nevertheless

nevertheless
/ (ˌnɛvəðəˈlɛs) /

sentence connector
in spite of that; however; yet
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