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[nuhn-th uh-les] /ˌnʌn ðəˈlɛs/
however; nevertheless.
Origin of nonetheless
1840-50; from the phrase none the less Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nonetheless
  • They're happy, nonetheless, that their book is getting renewed attention.
  • The market needs sorting out nonetheless.
  • This is a less tangible benefit but one that is, nonetheless, very important.
  • This photograph is nonetheless loaded with provocative symbolism.
  • Sorry this was a bad learning experience for you, but it was one, nonetheless.
  • Much of the decline was attributable to bad weather, but the underlying weakness in the economy was nonetheless made apparent.
  • Making eye contact with the author, while impossible, is discouraged nonetheless.
  • Though the techniques are simple, they are nonetheless effective.
  • The novel is, nonetheless, a memorable portrayal of ills caused by unemployment.
  • This level of growth, while not exponential, is nonetheless impressive.
British Dictionary definitions for nonetheless


sentence connector
despite that; however; nevertheless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nonetheless

1839, as phrase none the less; contracted into one word from c.1930.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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