A funny-looking adverb that appears to be made up of three words squished together, nevertheless means “even so” or “all the same.”

It’s likely that nevertheless evolved from the Middle English neverthelater, a word with the same sense of “despite anything to the contrary” and “notwithstanding.” You might say of your siblings, “Sure we bicker and get sick of each other sometimes. Nevertheless, they’re family and I love them.”

Definitions of nevertheless
  1. adverb

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    “while we disliked each other,
    nevertheless we agreed”
    all the same, even so, however, nonetheless, notwithstanding, still, withal, yet

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