1. notwithstanding

adverb. ['ˌnɑːtwɪθˈstændɪŋ'] despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession).


  • nevertheless
  • withal
  • however
  • all the same
  • yet
  • still
  • even so


  • worry
  • louden
  • stormy
  • moving


  • notwithstandinge (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Notwithstanding

  • misunderstanding
  • understanding
  • outstanding
  • expanding
  • disbanding
  • stranding
  • demanding
  • commanding
  • branding
  • blanding
  • sanding
  • landing
  • handing
  • banding

Sentences with notwithstanding

1. Noun, singular or mass
Its magnitude notwithstanding, corruption can hurt the image of the business and jeopardize its profitability.

2. Adverb
Appearances notwithstanding, the fermented beans in this sauce are actually soybeans.

3. Verb, gerund or present participle
These types of cases notwithstanding, legal experts say you should have business liability insurance if you:

Quotes about notwithstanding

1. One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

2. We love ourselves notwithstanding our faults, and we ought to love our friends in like manner.
- Cyrus the Great