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I was so down and unmotivated, nonetheless, that even thinking about getting up the chair seemed like a tedious and burdensome task.

I'm having my doubts because at first I used however, and know, well, I'm not very sure anymore.

  • I would suggest your original however here. Really, though, the necessary context for even the use of however is missing. (Hopefully it's in the previous sentence). – Jim Aug 27 '14 at 2:51
  • Use nonetheless (for example) when saying that your opinion or resolve to do something has not been diminished even in the face of opposition or adverse evidence. All of his team members voted against him but Tom liked them all nonetheless. – Jim Aug 27 '14 at 2:58
  • Jim's spot-on. The bottom line is no, nonetheless is not appropriate there. – Dan Bron Aug 27 '14 at 5:34
  • You just seemed to have continued the thought process after the first sentence (not clause): "I was so down and unmotivated. Nonetheless, ...." However, the sentence is ambiguous: what does nonetheless refer back to? The state of being "down and unmotiviated?" or something mentioned earlier? Do you just mean to say yet perhaps? – Kris Aug 27 '14 at 5:52
  • The phrase “getting up the chair” is obscure. Do you mean “getting up from the chair”? – James Waldby - jwpat7 Aug 28 '14 at 13:25
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nonetheless is most often used as a replacement for however, in spite of or despite that so it doesn't sit well in your sentence.

For nonetheless to be useful in your sentence, the second part really has to be in opposition to the first as in I was so down and unmotivated, nonetheless, I clambered on to the chair with the spriteliness of a chimp.

Or a preceding sentence is in opposition such as I'd just won the lottery but I was so down and unmotivated nonetheless.

so much so would work better in your sentence.

I was so down and unmotivated, so much so, that even thinking about getting up the chair seemed like a tedious and burdensome task.

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