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Preposition: despite  di'spIt
  1. Regardless of, in defiance of
    "went shopping despite the bad weather";
    - in spite of, notwithstanding
Noun: despite  di'spIt
  1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary";
    - contempt, disdain, scorn
  2. Contemptuous disregard
    "she wanted neither favour nor despite"

Derived forms: despites

Type of: dislike, disregard, neglect

Encyclopedia: Despite