AskDefine | Define nevertheless

Dictionary Definition

nevertheless adv : despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go" [syn: however, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]

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From never + the + less.


  • italbrac RP /ˈnɛvəðəlɛs/
  • italbrac US /ˈnɛvɚðəlɛs/


  1. In spite of what preceded; yet.
    • Heb. 12:11
      No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness.


in spite of what preceded

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

after all, again, albeit, all the same, although, anyhow, anyway, anywise, at all, at all events, at any rate, but, by any means, even, even so, for all that, howbeit, however, in any case, in any event, in any way, irregardless, just the same, nohow, nonetheless, notwithstanding, rather, regardless, still, though, when, yet
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