What is the meaning of despite?

Noun

  • (n.) contempt, disdain, scorn, despite (lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike) "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
  • (n.) despite (contemptuous disregard) "she wanted neither favor nor despite"
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APAWordNet. (2010). despite. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "despite" http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407 (accessed November 27, 2014).
HarvardWordNet 2010, despite, Smart Define, viewed 27 November, 2014, <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>.
MLAWordNet. "despite" 23 October 2010. Web. 27 November 2014. <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>
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