Definitions for despitedɪˈspaɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word despite

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

British National Corpus

  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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