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 February 1, 2015, from http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "despite" http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407 (accessed February 1, 2015).
HarvardWordNet 2010, despite, Smart Define, viewed 1 February, 2015, <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>.
MLAWordNet. "despite" 23 October 2010. Web. 1 February 2015. <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>
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