from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In spite of that; nonetheless; however.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not or none the less; notwithstanding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb conjunctive In spite of what preceded; yet.

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

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


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


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