Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In spite of that; nonetheless; however: a small, nevertheless fatal error.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In spite of what preceded; yet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not the less; notwithstanding; in spite of that; yet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not or none the less; notwithstanding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

Etymologies

From never (“not at all”) +‎ the +‎ less; compare never the wiser (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Try starting your sentences with the word nevertheless.

    THE BLESSING OF A SKINNED KNEE

  • I never quite liked Herland (yeah, it has a lot of fun feminist moments, but also disturbing hints of a fascist aesthetic), but it nevertheless is a historical milestone.

    Cool!

  • Nevertheless, the court reasoned that in the context of a traffic stop, the passenger, although innocent of any wrongdoing, nevertheless is subject to detention for the duration of the stop:

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • He may mean it to be risible, but it nevertheless is pretty impressive.

    David Finkle: Easy Reader: Howard Jacobson's Novel Takes the Prize

  • Although Sadowski said he does not expect the foreclosure crisis to result in significant losses to the company, Fidelity National nevertheless is building up its cash on hand.

    Title insurers seek to insulate themselves from foreclosure losses

  • While Mysteries of the Middle Ages should not be considered a complete telling of the important people and “hinges” of the Middle Ages, it nevertheless is an excellent book on the High Middle Ages, and some of the important people who made great strides and leaps – sometimes at the cost of their own lives – to help create the civilized and advanced world we live in today.

    2010 March 10 « The BookBanter Blog

  • While Gaiman does not possess much of a sophisticated literary skill – at least in this collection – he nevertheless is an author to read for the interesting and amazing stories he concocts.

    2010 April 06 « The BookBanter Blog

  • After lambasting the results of devolution and arguing that the experience of the last decade has confirmed his original doubts concerning the whole business, he nevertheless is forced to recognise the following: ‘Abolition of the devolved institutions is not currently saleable.’

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • You seem to be having a lot of trouble with the idea that something that we consider wrong — something that we detest, that we refuse to tolerate, that we consider evil, that we wish to eradicate from the universe, that violates our deepest feelings about the way things should be, that we can't imagine could ever be considered acceptable by a sane person — nevertheless is not thereby objectively immoral.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • While arguing that the sciences cannot rule practices, Watin nevertheless highlighed his personal connections with some respected savants, particularly anti-Newtonian savants.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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  • Nevertheless, you didn't do it just then.

    October 6, 2007

  • I will start a sentence with this word pretty much anytime I feel like it.

    October 6, 2007