What does Despite mean?

Definitions for Despite
dɪˈspaɪtDe·spite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. despitenoun

    contemptuous disregard

    "she wanted neither favor nor despite"

Wiktionary

  1. despitenoun

    Disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred.

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  2. despitenoun

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

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  3. despitenoun

    Evil feeling; malice, spite.

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

  4. despitepreposition

    in spite of

    Etymology: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despitenoun

    malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate

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

  2. Despitenoun

    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. Despitenoun

    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.]

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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

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  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. Rory Bruer:

    It was a little scary to be in [‘Furious 7’s’] wake, but that Blart is tough stuff, we exceeded expectations and held our ground despite this juggernaut.

  2. Gotz Aly:

    With Germany’s financial situation worsening by the day, the Nazi leadership in Berlin was keen to forge ahead with its annexation of Czechoslovakia and its domestic pogroms against Jews. The state treasury needed more money. Despite various accounting tricks, the government was just barely avoiding bankruptcy; if nothing was done, Germany’s financial problems would quickly be laid bare. The only hope was to go on the offensive.

  3. Hu Xijin:

    Despite some mistakes in the early days in Wuhan, the Chinese people are highly satisfied with the overall actions. The incompetence of US( government) is like a mirror, reflecting the reliability of Chinese( government).

  4. 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.

  5. Federal Reserve:

    Despite some signs of improvement overall, 46 percent say they would struggle to meet emergency expenses of $400, and 22 percent of workers say they are juggling two or more jobs.

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