Definitions for despitedɪˈspaɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. despite(noun)

    contemptuous disregard

    "she wanted neither favor nor despite"

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  1. despite(Noun)

    Disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred.

  2. despite(Noun)

    Action or behaviour displaying such feelings; an outrage, insult.

  3. despite(Noun)

    Evil feeling; malice, spite.

  4. despite(Preposition)

    in spite of

  5. Origin: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Despite(noun)

    malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate

  2. Despite(noun)

    an act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt

  3. Despite(noun)

    to vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously

  4. Despite

    in spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices

  5. Origin: [OF. despitier, fr. L. despectare, intens. of despicere. See Despite, n.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'despite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #625

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'despite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2698


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