notwithstanding is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation change

Preposition change


  1. If something is true notwithstanding something else, it is true in spite of that other thing.
    We're going ahead with the event as planned, notwithstanding the heavy rain and wind.
    He's really a terrible man, his excellent work notwithstanding.
    Notwithstanding, the problem is a significant one.
    You live an eternal life notwithstanding that your seat of consciousness is currently physical.

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