Albeit vs Nevertheless - What's the difference?

albeit | nevertheless |


As a conjunction albeit

is although, despite being.

As an adverb nevertheless is

(conjunctive) in spite of what preceded; yet.

albeit

English

Conjunction

  • although, despite being
  • He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one.

    Usage notes

    Unlike although'', ''albeit cannot also introduce an independent clause. Either can introduce a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, or adverbial phrase.

    Quotations

    * 2001 , (Eoin Colfer), , page 92: *: The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men’s mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary. * 2007 June 17, Ellen Marrus, in the Houston Chronicle : *: There’s an easy, albeit expensive, way to fix the national crisis in forensic crime labs. * {{quote-news, year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Up front, skipper and open-side Lewis Moody looked almost back to full fitness, while England's set-piece was barely troubled, albeit against a Romania side showing 11 changes from that beaten by Argentina earlier in the week.}}

    nevertheless

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ne'ertheless

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (conjunctive) In spite of what preceded; yet.
  • * 12:11
  • No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless , afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply? , passage=Nevertheless , it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the demand.}}

    Synonyms

    * (in spite of what preceded) still, nonetheless, yet, though, however