[ UK /dɪspˈa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspaɪt/ ]
  1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
    he was held in contempt
  2. contemptuous disregard
    she wanted neither favor nor despite
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How To Use despite In A Sentence

  • My dad, despite his rampant hypochondria, had always been healthy.
  • Despite imperial successes at St. Gotthard (1664), Growardein and Neuhäusel in Hungary ceded to the Ottomans (1664, at Vasvár). 2. The Habsburg Monarchy
  • Despite their superficial similarity, submersion of minorities in English-only programs in the USA and Canadian immersion programs are different and they lead to different results.
  • In present-day usage, despite Fowler's strictures, concern for classical and linguistic purity is minimal and the coining of etymological hybrids is casual and massive.
  • But after three years of frantic knitting, they decided to end the challenge, despite reaching halfway.
  • The vital ingredient of popular appeal was not there despite several bids to rejig the story.
  • Despite his bulk he moved lightly on his feet.
  • One effortlessly got saturation coverage, the other struggled to get noticed, despite the mandatory presence of a celebrity, a suitably weighty one too.
  • Despite literally minutes browsing statto.com, we can't top that. The Knowledge | Which clubs have refunded fans due to player transfers? | Rob Smyth
  • Still Life with Action Figure," a particularly realist exercise, actually occurs in suburbia, where an artist son visits his artist father, who has resumed painting despite suffering from parkinsonism. ccfinlay: You Make My Heart Sing
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