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Definition of despite:

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


even with, despisal, insult, attack, outrage, scorn, patronage, recalcitrancy, indignity, condescension, offense, contumacy, resist, in defiance of, in spite of, respect, contempt, contumely, recalcitrance, disdain, defiance, slight, notwithstanding, disrespect, affront.

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