notwithstanding [nät′wit̸h stan′diŋ, -wit̸h-]
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Notwithstanding is defined as despite or although.
An example of notwithstanding is when you think the weather is nice in general, even though it has been rainy today.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
in spite of [notwithstanding the storm, we flew on]: sometimes in an inverted construction [we flew on, the storm notwithstanding]
all the same, nevertheless: he must be told, notwithstanding
in spite of the fact that; although
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In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain. adverb
All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding. conjunction
In spite of the fact that; although.
Origin: Middle English notwithstandinge (translation of Medieval Latin nōn obstante) : not, not; see not + withstanding, present participle of withstanden, to resist; see withstand.