What does despite mean?

Definitions for despite
dɪˈspaɪtde·spite

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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

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  1. Alex
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    Karen
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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. Jared Kushner:

    My direct message to the Palestinian people is that despite what those who have let you down in the past tell you, President Trump and America have not given up on you, this workshop is for you.

  2. Tommy Xie:

    The announcement shows China's commitment to implement the phase one trade deal despite the disruptions from the recent virus outbreak.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Despite what you hear, we don't need to make America great again, america has never stopped being great.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If this universe is the House of God, then I must say it is quite a dark house despite several hundred billion suns!

  5. Volkswagen AG:

    We need to continue and strengthen our partnership (in Russia) despite the current situation, we are doing everything in our power to strengthen our market position in the long term.

Images & Illustrations of despite

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. brasserie
    • B. ditch
    • C. hodgepodge
    • D. impurity

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