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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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. Donald Trump:

    Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country.

  2. Jennifer Robertson:

    I do not know the password or recovery key, despite repeated and diligent searches, I have not been able to find them written down anywhere.

  3. Pedro Felício:

    Despite the various efforts made, the threat of environmental crime remains high.

  4. Neel Chatterjee:

    This arbitration was not about trade secrets but about employees leaving Google for new opportunities and an engineer being used as a pawn by two tech giants, google fought tooth and nail to take back every penny paid to Anthony Levandowski for Anthony Levandowski multibillion dollar contributions and now Uber is refusing to indemnify Anthony Levandowski despite explicitly agreeing to do so.

  5. Jacob Parakilas:

    Despite the fact that its much larger, the U.S. is an easier polling environment, the U.S. has gotten relatively polarized.

Images & Illustrations of despite

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