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Meaning & Definition of Despite in English

English

Despite

/dɪspaɪt/

noun

1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

  • "He was held in contempt"
  • "The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • despite

2. Contemptuous disregard

  • "She wanted neither favor nor despite"
    synonym:
  • despite

Examples of using

All the doctors say that I shouldn't drink coffee, but, despite that, I do have a bit now and then when I'm in good company.
I never wrote to her, despite the urge to do so.