not·with·stand·ing / ˌnätwi[unvoicedth]ˈstanding; -wi[voicedth]-/ • prep. in spite of: notwithstanding the evidence, the consensus is that the jury will not reach a verdict | this small contretemps notwithstanding, they both had a good time. • adv. nevertheless; in spite of this: she tells us she is an intellectual; notwithstanding, she faces the future as unprovided for as a beauty queen.• conj. although; in spite of the fact that: notwithstanding that the hall was packed with bullies, our champion played on steadily and patiently.