Definitions for Despite
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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
Written Corpus Frequency
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
We have strong concerns regarding pay outcomes relative to financial performance and investor outcomes in respect of the past fiscal year, in particular, we note that bonus payouts to the executive directors were at 100 percent of maximum opportunity despite the lacklustre overall performance during fiscal year 2015.
We have counted 99 seriously wounded, some of whom are being treated. And some are dying because the there was nothing to be done, despite the work of the doctors.
I will never forget the magnitude of destruction or the feeling that death was sometimes close, we used to sleep in hospitals or under the roofs of people we did not know, and despite the danger, we were determined to keep reporting.
The overarching concern in this market is the growing inventory levels for crude, and that doesn't seem to be easing despite the strong refinery runs we've been having.
The fall today remained propelled by profit-taking after the gains in recent weeks, with lots of reforms in the pipeline and official economy-boosting steps taken, the market will remain in a rebounding track in the medium term despite short-term volatility.
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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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