Definitions for Despite
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Despite.
contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun
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
Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: spijt, Dutch; dépit, French.
Thou wretch! despite o’erwhelm thee! William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
With men these considerations are usually the causes of despite, disdain, or aversion from others; but with God they pass for reasons of our greater tenderness towards others. Thomas Sprat.
The life, thou gav’st me first, was lost and done;
’Till with thy warlike sword, despite of fate,
To my determin’d time thou gav’st new date. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
My life thou shalt command, but not my shame;
The one my duty owes; but my fair name,
Despite of death, that lives upon my grave,
To dark dishonour’s use thou shalt not have. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
Know I will serve the fair in thy despite. John Dryden, Fab.
I have not quitted yet a victor’s right;
I’ll make you happy in your own despite. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.
Say, would the tender creature, in despite
Of heat by day, and chilling dews by night,
Its life maintain? Richard Blackmore, Creation.
Thou, with rebel insolence, did’st dare
To own and to protect that hoary ruffian;
And in despite, ev’n of thy father’s justice,
To stir the factious rabble up to arms. Nicholas Rowe, Amb. S. Moth.
His punishment, eternal misery,
It would be all his solace and revenge,
As a despite done against the most High,
Thee once to gain companion of his woe. John Milton, Par. Lost.
To vex; to affront; to give uneasiness to.
Etymology: from the noun.
Saturn, with his wife Rhea, fled by night, setting the town on fire, to despite Bacchus. Walter Raleigh, History.
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
Etymology: [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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Rank popularity for the word 'Despite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #625
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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
The head of state has promised to forgive me, and he said the world will hear about the wonders he will do for me, i am now a free man despite the ICC case against me. If I can come back, then what about you who have no case?
From the outset, Democrats made clear their intentions of leveraging an activist judiciary to seize political gain despite the Republican-led legislature’s open, transparent, constitutional process, the NCGOP looks forward to another open, constitutional process for the legislature to redraw these maps and sincerely hope the constitutional order is not upended yet again by Democrats writing policy from the bench.
I am interested in feminist writing and theory, the novel…and the ethical and political implications of writing and reading fiction, while I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century French literature, I have a soft spot for literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, despite the myriad ways it has of killing off its women.
The Security Council has not lived up to the sacrifice of these heroes in Syria, it has not taken decisive action to defend human rights and prevent further loss of life despite the absolutely shameful conduct that has marked this conflict from the outset.
Some of it is really petty, even the cigarette stain was a problem, i agree that our athletes should not have done it as they had been briefed and warned of the consequences. Despite the hefty fine, I don't think indiscipline in Incheon is a big issue.
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- على الرغم من, رغمArabic
- malgrat, tot i, tot i que, encara queCatalan, Valencian
- navzdory, přes, vzdorCzech
- på trods afDanish
- a pesar de, malgrado, pese aSpanish
- malgré, en dépit de, bien queFrench
- in ainneoinIrish
- a dh'aindeoinScottish Gaelic
- के बावजूदHindi
- dacára, hogy, annak ellenére, hogy, dacára, ellenéreHungarian
- sebbene, nonostante, malgradoItalian
- 에도 Korean
- til tross forNorwegian
- mimo, wbrew, pomimoPolish
- a despeito de, apesar de, não obstantePortuguese
- несмотря, вопрекиRussian
- упркос, uprkosSerbo-Croatian
- не дивлячисьUkrainian
- کے باوجودUrdu
- mặc dù, không kể, bất chấpVietnamese
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