What is the meaning of despite?

noun

  • Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.
    • usage: "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
  • Contemptuous disregard.
    • usage: "she wanted neither favor nor despite"
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APAWordNet. (2010). despite. Retrieved September 3, 2015, from http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "despite" http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407 (accessed September 3, 2015).
HarvardWordNet 2010, despite, Smart Define, viewed 3 September, 2015, <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>.
MLAWordNet. "despite" 23 October 2010. Web. 3 September 2015. <http://smartdefine.org/despite/definitions/1190407>
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