Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English

NOTWITHSTANDING

If something is true ~ something else, it is true in spite of that other thing. (FORMAL)

He despised William Pitt, ~ the similar views they both held.

PREP

Notwithstanding is also an adverb.

His relations with colleagues, differences of opinion ~, were unfailingly friendly.

ADV: n ADV

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