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.

  2. despite(Noun)

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

  3. despite(Noun)

    Evil feeling; malice, spite.

  4. despite(Preposition)

    in spite of

  5. Origin: From despit, from despectum, from despicere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Despite(noun)

    malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate

  2. Despite(noun)

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

  3. Despite(noun)

    to vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously

  4. Despite

    in spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices

  5. Origin: [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

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. Gary Smith:

    Despite the successes we have seen.

  2. Erin Hohlfelder:

    Despite the good news, we should not take a victory lap yet.

  3. Lamar Alexander:

    The Senate will confirm Judge Gorsuch despite the filibuster.

  4. Fokion Karavias:

    We are confident that, despite the challenges, we will succeed.

  5. Iman Chamoun:

    But we are Christians, despite everything we give thanks to God.

Images & Illustrations of despite

  1. despitedespitedespite

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