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 Dictionary entry overview: What does despite mean? 

DESPITE (noun)
  The noun DESPITE has 2 senses:

1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
2. contemptuous disregard

  Familiarity information: DESPITE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESPITE (noun)

Sense 1despite [BACK TO TOP]


Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


contempt; despite; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

he was held in contempt / the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Hypernyms ("despite" is a kind of...):

dislike (a feeling of aversion or antipathy)

Sense 2despite [BACK TO TOP]


Contemptuous disregard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

she wanted neither favor nor despite

Hypernyms ("despite" is a kind of...):

disregard; neglect (willful lack of care and attention)

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