nevertheless etymology

English word nevertheless comes from English the, English less, English never

Detailed word origin of nevertheless

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the English (eng) With a comparative or more and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.. With a comparative, and often with for it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated with none. Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive. [from 9th c.]. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it [...]
less English (eng) In lower degree.. To a smaller extent. (now, _, archaic, _, except with numbers) ; smaller. [from 11th c.]. (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer. [from 9th c.]. A smaller amount (of); not as much. [from 14th c.] (obsolete) To make less; to lessen. Minus; not including (obsolete) unless.
never English (eng) (colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).. At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.. Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
nevertheless English (eng) (conjunctive) In spite of what preceded; yet.

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