despite (Meaning)

Wordnet

despite (n)

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

contemptuous disregard

Webster

despite (n.)

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.

Webster

despite (prep.)

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

despite Sentence Examples

  1. Despite the pouring rain, the children insisted on playing outside.
  2. Despite his best efforts, he couldn't seem to solve the puzzle.
  3. Despite having a cold, she went to work to meet an important deadline.
  4. Despite their differences, they remained close friends.
  5. Despite the tempting offer, she declined the job because of the long commute.
  6. Despite the warnings, the tourists ventured off the designated hiking trail.
  7. Despite feeling nervous, she delivered a powerful presentation.
  8. Despite the loss, the team remained optimistic about their future chances.
  9. Despite the economic downturn, the company managed to stay profitable.
  10. Despite being outnumbered, the soldiers bravely defended their position.

FAQs About the word despite

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, contemptuous disregardMalice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate., An act of mali

notwithstanding,with, in spite of, regardless of, in defiance of,in despite of

estimation, esteem, favor, estimation,respect, favor, esteem, acceptance, regard, admiration

Despite the pouring rain, the children insisted on playing outside.

Despite his best efforts, he couldn't seem to solve the puzzle.

Despite having a cold, she went to work to meet an important deadline.

Despite their differences, they remained close friends.