despite


despite
despite n
1 spite, ill will, malevolence, spleen, grudge, *malice, malignity, malignancy
Analogous words: contempt, scorn, disdain (see under DESPISE): abhorrence, loathing, detestation, abomination, hatred, hate (see under HATE vb)
Antonyms: appreciation: regard
Contrasted words: admiration, esteem, respect (see REGARD n): *reverence, awe, fear
2 contempt, scorn, disdain (see under DESPISE)
despite prep in spite of, *notwithstanding

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  • Despite — De*spite , n. [OF. despit, F. d[ e]pit, fr. L. despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See {Despise}, and cf. {Spite}, {Despect}.] 1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. [1913 Webster] With all thy despite against the land of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despite — De*spite , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despiting}.] [OF. despitier, fr. L. despectare, intens. of despicere. See {Despite}, n.] To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despite — De*spite , prep. In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices. Syn: See {Notwithstanding}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despite — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French despit, from Latin despectus, from despicere Date: 13th century 1. the feeling or attitude of despising ; contempt 2. malice, spite 3. a. an act showing contempt or defiance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • In despite — Despite De*spite , n. [OF. despit, F. d[ e]pit, fr. L. despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See {Despise}, and cf. {Spite}, {Despect}.] 1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. [1913 Webster] With all thy despite against the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In despite of — Despite De*spite , n. [OF. despit, F. d[ e]pit, fr. L. despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See {Despise}, and cf. {Spite}, {Despect}.] 1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. [1913 Webster] With all thy despite against the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In your despite — Despite De*spite , n. [OF. despit, F. d[ e]pit, fr. L. despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See {Despise}, and cf. {Spite}, {Despect}.] 1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. [1913 Webster] With all thy despite against the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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