in spite of vs despite

in spite of despite


  • 1) idiomatic Despite, irrespective of, notwithstanding.


  • 1) archaic Action or behaviour displaying such feelings; an outrage, insult.
  • 2) Evil feeling; malice, spite.
  • 3) obsolete Disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred.
  • 4) Contemptuous defiance or disregard.
  • 5) Spite; malice.
  • 6) An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
  • 7) Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
  • 8) in defiance of another's power or inclination.
  • 9) in defiance of; in spite of. See under Spite.
  • 10) [Obs.] in defiance or contempt of you; in spite of you.
  • 11) contemptuous disregard
  • 12) Defiance with contempt of opposition; contemptuous challenge.
  • 13) An act of malice or injury.
  • 14) Scorn; contempt; extreme malice; malignity; contemptuous aversion; spite.
  • 15) Tovex;offend;spite.
  • 16) To treat with contempt; set at naught; despise.
  • 17) Synonyms Notwithstanding, In spite of, Despite. See notwithstanding.
  • 18) To vex; offend; spite.
  • 19) In despite of; notwithstanding.
  • 20) obsolete To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
  • 21) in spite of
  • 22) In spite of; notwithstanding.
  • 23) In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding.


  • 1) This is despite the fact they perform better in these subjects than their male counterparts.
  • 2) And this despite the fact that the two have adopted very similar procedures for dealing with complaints.
  • 3) We received a full refund, despite the fact we were due to fly that afternoon.
  • 4) He's reached the last 16 despite the fact he had to buy all his own kit.
  • 5) He was so incensed he felt the need to put him in his place - despite the fact the row was in full view of other guests.
  • 6) This despite the fact that the roles were first written to be performed by men.
  • 7) He turned over a large painting; despite the dim lighting, the treatment of the figures stirred his interest.
  • 8) despite his side 's efforts last night, it would be a shock if his tenure were to be extended.
  • 9) •Some of these have already received billions in bailout money.www. California's state work force grew despite budget woes and cut promises •despite Gov.
  • 10) ‘He'd been turned away from the bar on suspicion of being under age despite being 28.’
  • 11) ‘He is languid, conceited, a natural leader of men despite his subordinate rank.’
  • 12) ‘Is someone providing these children with cigarettes and alcohol despite their age?’
  • 13) ‘We are in a city ravaged by war where the menfolk rally round a new leader despite their misgivings.’
  • 14) ‘A court was told that despite his age the boy admitted stealing cash to pay for his drug habit.’
  • 15) ‘She had a short dark hair cut framing a face that remained impish despite her age.’
  • 16) ‘Yet the hype shows little sign of abating, despite the slowdown affecting capital markets.’
  • 17) ‘Douglas is a very affectionate cat now and despite his suffering still sees humans as his friends.’
  • 18) ‘Yet despite it affecting so many, these women are often failed by the health service.’
  • 19) ‘A great thinker and leader, you have a great deal of power despite being really poor.’
  • 20) ‘Yet, despite the upheavals of the modern age, they bring the book to a close on an optimistic note.’
  • 21) ‘However, despite these examinations a fracture in his foot allegedly went undetected.’
  • 22) ‘Hence, very few workers will be affected by this decision, despite all the media publicity!’
  • 23) ‘He's certainly going to try, despite the escalating violence that threatens to engulf him.’
  • 24) ‘Well, I did go out on New Year's Eve after all, despite having a horrible headache.’
  • 25) ‘I've never really been one for graphs and charts, despite being a bit of a maths geek.’
  • 26) ‘We waited for more than half an hour to be seated despite having made a reservation far in advance.’
  • 27) ‘I for one have been unable, despite many attempts, to see a dentist for nearly 3 years.’
  • 28) ‘Somehow, any mention of this film passed me by, despite its critical acclaim.’
  • 29) ‘Thanks to the deserted roads I was there in half an hour, despite a wrong turning somewhere along the way.’
  • 30) ‘When news was brought to King James of the despite done to his authority by the defeat and slaughter of his representative in Dumfriesshire, he was much incensed.’
  • 31) ‘If his arms were victorious, Charlemagne vowed to himself that he would hang Ogier on the field, for still the despite done him by Godfrey rankled in his heart.’
  • 32) ‘The excommunication which he pronounced against his erring nephews was probably occasioned as much by the political grievances of his family as by righteous indignation at the despite done to the Council.’
  • 33) ‘He has earned my despite. I simply don't care.’
  • 34) ‘The despite in which he is now held among the nation is legendary.’

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