Meaning of “nonetheless” in the English Dictionary

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"nonetheless" in British English

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uk /ˌnʌn.ðəˈles/ us /ˌnʌn.ðəˈles/ also nevertheless

C1 despite what has just been said or done:

There are serious problems in our country. Nonetheless, we feel this is a good time to return.

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  • Despite being younger than the others, Smith was nonetheless a valuable member of the team.
  • Today, the paying of a dowry is illegal, but the practice continues nonetheless in some areas.
  • Security at the event has been tightened since last year. Nonetheless, about 1000 managed to get in without tickets.
  • Nonetheless, the region still plays an important role in the country's economy.
  • It was only a small donation, but it was gratefully received nonetheless.

(Definition of “nonetheless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nonetheless" in American English

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nonethelessadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˌnʌn·ðəˈles/

despite what has just been said or referred to; nevertheless:

There are possible risks, but nonetheless, we feel it’s a sound investment.

(Definition of “nonetheless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)