What does Despite mean?

Definitions for Despite
dɪˈspaɪtDe·spite

Here are all the 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.

    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?

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    Karen
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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. Sean Spicer:

    He assumed power at a young age when his father passed, there was a lot of potential threats that could have come his way. He's managed to lead a country forward, despite the concerns that we and so many people have. He is a young person to be leading a country with nuclear weapons.

  2. Michal Szolucha:

    A while ago I suffered from persistent stomach pain and despite several appointments in the public service over a six-month period, no one carried out the tests I needed, however when I went to a doctor in a private clinic, within 48 hours all the tests were conducted and I got a diagnosis.

  3. Nabil Haitham:

    Despite the importance of these weapons, they cannot make up for the big shortfall from which the army is suffering.

  4. Abdul Saboor:

    Life was much better in Iran but since the financial crisis, it was difficult to survive so we had to come back despite all the hardship here, i was the lucky one and found a job while thousands of others are jobless.

  5. Atif Latif:

    Although we reacted to the downside on the news yesterday, the broader market has recovered, the overall market is starting to absorb this news more easily than we have seen over the last few months, despite volatility in oil and oil and gas shares.

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