"despite" Definition

  1. n. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
  2. n. An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
  3. n. To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
  4. prep. In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.

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Position in dictionary: 26500 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., prep.,
Words that start with "despite": 5
Words that end with "despite": 1
Words that contain "despite": 5
Next words in dictionary: despited, despiteful, despiteous, despiteously, despiting
Previous words in dictionary: despisingly, despising, despiser, despisement, despisedness

English Dictionary Definition of despite

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