despite definition

  • preposition:
    • In spite of; notwithstanding: won the overall game despite overwhelming odds.
    • notwithstanding
    • In spite of; against, or perhaps in defiance of; notwithstanding.
  • noun:
    • Contemptuous defiance or disregard.
    • Spite; malice: "He died immediately after . . . of pure despite and vexation” ( Sir Walter Scott).
    • Disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred.
    • Action or behaviour showing these types of emotions; an outrage, insult.
    • Evil sensation; malice, spite.
    • Malice; malignity; spite; harmful fury; contemptuous hate.
    • An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
    • Scorn; contempt; severe malice; malignity; contemptuous aversion; spite.
    • Defiance with contempt of resistance; contemptuous challenge.
    • An act of malice or injury.
    • contemptuous disregard
    • insufficient value followed by a sense of intense dislike
  • verb-transitive:
    • To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
  • others:
    • To treat with contempt; set at naught; despise.
    • To vex; offend; spite.
    • In despite of; notwithstanding.
    • Synonyms Notwithstanding, regardless of, Despite. See notwithstanding.

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