[not-with-stan-ding, -with-] /ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-/
in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by:
Notwithstanding a brilliant defense, he was found guilty. She went to the game anyway, doctor’s orders notwithstanding.
in spite of the fact that; although:
It was the same material, notwithstanding the texture seemed different.
nevertheless; anyway; yet:
We were invited notwithstanding.
(often immediately postpositive) in spite of; despite
despite the fact that; although
in spite of that; nevertheless
late 14c., notwiþstondynge, from not + present participle of the verb withstand. A loan-translation of Medieval Latin non obstante “being no hindrance,” from ablative of obstans, present participle of obstare “stand opposite to” (see obstacle). As an adverb and as a conjunction from early 15c.
networking, humour /not’werk/ A network that is performing badly. Said at IBM to have originally referred to a particular period of flakiness on IBM’s VNET corporate network ca. 1988; but there are independent reports of the term from elsewhere. The joke sounds better in Russian, where “nyet” means “no”, hence nyetwork /nyet’werk/. (2009-05-28)
- Not worth a bucket of warm spit
adjective phrase (Variations: spit in the wind or dry spit on a hot day may replace a bucket of warm spit) Of very little value; worthless: The new telephones are not worth a bucket of warm spit/ a cable TV contract for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island that’s worth about as much as […]
- Not worth a damn
adjective phrase : Those promises aren’t worth a damn adverb phrase Not well at all: This guy doesn’t sing worth a damn/ She doesn’t like me worth a shit (first form 1817+, second 1920s+) Also, not worth a plugged nickel or red cent or bean or hill of beans or fig or straw or tinker’s […]
- Not worth a hill of beans
adjective phrase Worthless; useless (1863+)