Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English


/ ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ; -wɪð-; NAmE ˌnɑːt-/ preposition , adverb

■ preposition

( formal ) (also used following the noun it refers to) without being affected by sth; despite sth :

Notwithstanding some major financial problems, the school has had a successful year.

The bad weather notwithstanding, the event was a great success.

■ adverb

( formal ) despite this

SYN however , nevertheless :

Notwithstanding, the problem is a significant one.



late Middle English : from not + withstanding , present participle of withstand , on the pattern of Old French non obstant not providing an obstacle to.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.