1. Statements which, although literally true, are ___________ misleading.
2. It was the barest of welcomes, but it was a welcome ____________.
Google dictionary says that "nevertheless" should be used in the first sentence and "nonetheless" should be used in the second one. The meaning of "nonetheless" is given as:
in spite of that; nevertheless.
Does this mean that both the words can be used interchangeably? For some reason "nonetheless misleading" seems inappropriate. Can someone please clarify.