prep.虽然,尽管 adv.尽管,还是 conj.虽然,尽管
prep (fml 文) (can also follow the n to which it refers 亦可用于其所指名词之後) without being affected by (sth); in spite of 尽管; 虽然
*Notwithstanding a steady decline in numbers, the school has had a very successful year. 尽管学生人数持续减少, 但该校这一年仍很成功.
* Language difficulties notwithstanding, he soon grew to love the country and its people. 虽然言语不通, 他还是很快就爱上了这个国家及该国人民.
adv (fml 文) in spite of this; however; nevertheless 尽管如此; 然而; 仍然
*Many people told her not to try, but she went ahead notwithstanding.很多人劝她不要尝试, 她仍立意去做了.
prep, adv formal
in spite of something
Notwithstanding differences, there are clear similarities in all of the world's religions.
Fame and fortune notwithstanding, Donna never forgot her hometown.
1. Most men seem to prefer keeping the height advantage to heels, pushed-out (挺出) breasts notwithstanding (尽管). 尽管高跟鞋可使乳房突出，但大多数男人好像还是在乎女人的身高, 而不是鞋跟高。