Suppose that someone has done something valuable, but in doing that he has made some kind of cheating.

I want to say that if we ignore the cheating, the work is valuable itself.

What is an appropriate sentence for that in a very formal language?



Notwithstanding indiscretions in methodology, the value of the work is irrefutable.

That's formal

and stuffy

with a readability score at the college grad level.

Notwithstanding that, B.S. still sometimes baffles brains. ;-)


The way you worded it in your question is fine.

An emphatic locution would be "in and of itself" — The work is valuable in and of itself.

A single-word modifier would be "intrinsically" — The work is intrinsically valuable.


"Regardless the way it has been done/executed/applied/conducted"

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    regardless of – dnagirl Nov 28 '14 at 12:05
  • Leaving aside the method, the results are valuable.
  • Despite the means, the results are valuable.

"Notwithstanding his unethical methods,..."


Modulo any cheating.

It's a term borrowed from mathematics, but it is in pretty common use these days, at least in some circles. It means precisely what you requested: ignoring/disregarding the influence of.

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