Definitions for despitedɪˈspaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•spitedɪˈspaɪt(prep.; n.; v.)-spit•ed, -spit•ing.
(prep.)in spite of; notwithstanding.
(n.)contemptuous treatment; insult.
malice, hatred, or spite.
(v.t.)Obs. to anger; annoy.
Idioms for despite:
in despite of,in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of despite:
1250–1300; orig. in despite of; ME despit < OF < L dēspectus view from a height, scorn
contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(noun)
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
"she wanted neither favor nor despite"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates that sth happens although a situation made it unlikely to happen; = even though, in spite of
He came to the party despite not having been invited.; I heard them despite the fact that they were whispering.
Disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred.
Action or behaviour displaying such feelings; an outrage, insult.
Evil feeling; malice, spite.
in spite of
Origin: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.
malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate
an act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt
to vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously
in spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'despite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #625
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'despite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2698
Translations for despite
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in spite of
He didn't get the job despite all his qualifications.
- in weerwil van, nieteenstaandeAfrikaans
- بالرَّغْمِ منArabic
- apesar dePortuguese (BR)
- trods; på trods afDanish
- παρά, παρόλο πουGreek
- a pesar deSpanish
- (millelegi) vaatamataEstonian
- علی رغم؛ باوجودFarsi
- होने पर भी, बैरHindi
- vminek ellenéreHungarian
- þrátt fyrirIcelandic
- (~임에도) 불구하고Korean
- par spīti; neraugoties uzLatvian
- til tross for, på tross avNorwegian
- علی رغم؛ باوجودPersian
- سره له دې: كينه: نفرت، كركهPashto
- apesar dePortuguese
- în ciudaRomanian
- несмотря наRussian
- trots, oaktatSwedish
- 儘管Chinese (Trad.)
- незважаючи на; всуперечUkrainian
- باوجود یکہUrdu
- mặc dùVietnamese
- 尽管Chinese (Simp.)
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