What does Despite mean?

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dɪˈspaɪtDe·spite

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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.

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  2. despite(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  3. despite(Noun)

    Evil feeling; malice, spite.

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  4. despite(Preposition)

    in spite of

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despite(noun)

    malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate

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

  2. Despite(noun)

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

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

  3. Despite(noun)

    to vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously

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

  4. Despite

    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

  1. Despite

    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. despectusdespicĕre.]

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

How to pronounce Despite?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Despite in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Despite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Despite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Despite in a Sentence

  1. The Deutsche Bahn spokesman:

    With 40,000 train trips and over 7 million travelers in Germany alone, no one can responsibly guarantee a 100 percent security rate, despite all of our best efforts.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    Despite all the understandable disquiet... the basis of the conservative bloc is very well aware that no-one can better steer Germany and Europe through this difficult time than the chancellor.

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    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

  4. Ted Lieu:

    Despite Trump's sabotage of The USPS, here is a simple way to overcome his dirty tricks : vote early. Voters should mail in their ballots two weeks in advance of November 3 and certainly no later than October 22 to ensure their ballot arrives on time.

  5. Cometan:

    Despite the bright lights and brilliant diversities of the world always remember to return home every once in a while.

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