What is the difference between "nevertheless'' and "nonetheless''?
(Shriti Raj, Ranchi)
As far as the meaning is concerned, there is no difference. The two words can be used interchangeably to mean "in spite of".
* Venkatesh hadn't trained for the event. Nevertheless, he won.
* Venkatesh hadn't trained for the event. Nonetheless he won.
* There may nevertheless/nonetheless be other reasons for the strike.
"Nonetheless" and "nevertheless" are considered to be formal. Till some time ago the word "nonetheless" was written as three words "none the less". In fact, if you look at some of the old dictionaries the word "nonetheless" is not even listed.
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"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry." Oscar Wilde
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