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"
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
Origin: [OF. despitier, fr. L. despectare, intens. of despicere. See Despite, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-spīt′, n. a looking down upon with contempt: violent malice or hatred.—prep. in spite of: notwithstanding.—adj. Despite′ful.—adv. Despite′fully.—n. Despite′fulness.—adj. Despit′eous (Spens.). [O. Fr. despit (mod. dépit)—L. despectus—despicĕre.]
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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
The numerical value of despite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of despite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Despite the 20 years of study and multiple reports, there is no lasting solution and workers continue to get sick.
The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want
A boy ran into my shop and said his father and elder brother had been shot. He was only wearing shorts, no top and sweating despite the wintry weather. I shut down my shop immediately, leaving some items outside.
It revives Greeks' hopes that despite their big struggle to survive there is a 'holy grail' that will reconnect them to a period of glory and power, in times of crisis, people have the chance to redefine their identity.
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- رغم, على الرغم منArabic
- encara que, tot i, malgrat, tot i queCatalan, Valencian
- vzdor, navzdory, přesCzech
- på trods afDanish
- a pesar de, malgrado, pese aSpanish
- en dépit de, malgré, bien queFrench
- in ainneoinIrish
- a dh'aindeoinScottish Gaelic
- annak ellenére, hogy, dacára, dacára, hogy, ellenéreHungarian
- nonostante, sebbene, malgradoItalian
- 에도 Korean
- til tross forNorwegian
- mimo, pomimo, wbrewPolish
- não obstante, a despeito de, apesar dePortuguese
- вопреки, несмотряRussian
- uprkos, упркосSerbo-Croatian
- کے باوجودUrdu
- mặc dù, không kể, bất chấpVietnamese
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