notwithstanding 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, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless]
never the less
Usage notesMany times used postpositionally.
- We'll take the Normandy beaches, the German opposition notwithstanding.
in spite of