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- ne'ertheless (trisyllabic; archaic or poetic)
- nethertheless (dated)
From Middle English nevertheles, never-þe-les, nevere-þe-lesse, equivalent to never (“not at all”) + the + less; compare never the wiser.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɛvəðəlɛs/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɛvɚðəlɛs/
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nevertheless (not comparable)
- (conjunctive) In spite of what preceded; yet.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Hebrews 12:11, column 2:
- Now no chaſtening for the preſent ſeemeth to be ioyous, but grieuous: neuertheleſſe, afterward it yeeldeth the peaceable fruite of righteouſneſſe, vnto them which are exerciſed thereby.
- 2013 September-October, Michael Sivak, “Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply?”, in American Scientist:
- Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the demand.
- (in spite of what preceded): even so, however, nonetheless, still, though, yet, notwithstanding; see also Thesaurus:nevertheless
in spite of what preceded
- “nevertheless”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “nevertheless”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
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