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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
despite (noun)
1.
the feeling or attitude of someone or something - despising contempt
2.
- malice spite
3.
a) an act showing or - contempt defiance
b) - detriment disadvantage I know of no government which stands to its obligations, even in its own despite, more solidly Sir Winston Churchill
despite (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic to treat with - contempt
2.
obsolete to to anger - provoke vex
despite (preposition)
in of - spite played despite an injury
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
despite (noun)
1.
open dislike for someone or something considered unworthy of one's concern or respect
SYNONIMS:
contemptuousness, despisement, despite, despitefulness, disdain, misprision, scorn
RELATED WORDS:
abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hate, hatred, loathing, lovelessness; cattiness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, gall, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; aspersion, belittlement, deprecation, depreciation, detraction, diminishment, disparagement; derision, mockery, ridicule; abuse, invective, vituperation; censure, condemnation, denunciation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acceptance, tolerance; adoration, adulation, deference, deification, glorification, idolatry, idolization, lionization, reverence, veneration, worship; affection, fancy, fondness, liking, love
admiration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
despite (noun)
2.
the desire to cause pain for the satisfaction of doing harm
SYNONIMS:
cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness
RELATED WORDS:
abusiveness, cruelty; abhorrence, abomination, execration, hate, hatred, loathing; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, grudge, hostility, ill will, jaundice, mean-spiritedness, rancor, resentment; despicableness, invidiousness; vengefulness, vindictiveness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; bitchery, bitchiness, contempt, disdain; jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, rancor, virulence, vitriol
NEAR ANTONYMS:
devotion, love, passion; amiability, amicability, amity, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality; adoration, ardor, infatuation, veneration, worship; affection, charity, kindliness, kindness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understanding
despite (noun)
3.
the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success
SYNONIMS:
despite, detriment, disfavor, penalty
RELATED WORDS:
deficit, deprivation, expense, loss; damage, harm, hurt, injury; prejudice
NEAR ANTONYMS:
gain
advantage, favor
despite (preposition)
without being prevented by
SYNONIMS:
notwithstanding, regardless of, with
in defiance of, in despite of, in spite of
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