despite

  • 1 Despite — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Despite Información personal Origen Gotemburgo,  Suecia …

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  • 2 Despite — De*spite , n. [OF. despit, F. d[ e]pit, fr. L. despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See {Despise}, and cf. {Spite}, {Despect}.] 1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. [1913 Webster] With all thy despite against the land of …

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  • 3 Despite — Pays d’origine  Suede !Suède Genre musical Heavy metal Années d activité 1998 Aujourd hui …

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  • 4 despite — despite, in spite of These two prepositions are largely interchangeable and both can be followed by nouns or noun phrases or by constructions introduced by a participle (a verb ending in ing): played despite an ankle sprain / had a restless night …

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  • 5 Despite — may refer to: A preposition Despite (band), A Swedish metal band USS Despite (AM 89), an Adroit class minesweeper of the United States Navy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …

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  • 6 Despite — De*spite , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Despited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despiting}.] [OF. despitier, fr. L. despectare, intens. of despicere. See {Despite}, n.] To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Despite — De*spite , prep. In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices. Syn: See {Notwithstanding}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 despite — c.1300, from O.Fr. despit (12c., Mod.Fr. dépit), from L. despectus a looking down on, scorn, contempt, from pp. of despicere (see DESPISE (Cf. despise)). The preposition (early 15c.) is short for in despite of (late 13c.), a loan translation of O …

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  • 9 despite — n 1 spite, ill will, malevolence, spleen, grudge, *malice, malignity, malignancy Analogous words: contempt, scorn, disdain (see under DESPISE): abhorrence, loathing, detestation, abomination, hatred, hate (see under HATE vb) Antonyms:… …

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  • 10 despite — [di spīt′] n. [ME & OFr despit < L despectus, a looking down upon, despising < despicere: see DESPISE] 1. a contemptuous act; insult; injury 2. malice; spite 3. Archaic contempt; scorn prep. in spite of; notwithstanding vt. despited …

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  • 11 despite of — despite (or in despite) of archaic in spite of …

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  • 12 despite — index contumely, irrespective, notwithstanding, odium, regardless, spite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 despite — [prep] in spite of, regardless of against, although, even though, even with, in contempt of, in defiance of, in the face of, notwithstanding, undeterred by; concept 544 …

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  • 14 despite — ► PREPOSITION ▪ in spite of. ORIGIN originally in the sense «contempt, scorn»: from Latin despectus looking down on , from despicere (see DESPISE(Cf. ↑despiser)) …

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  • 15 despite — 01. She got the job [despite] the fact that she had very little experience. 02. She has decided to stay with her husband [despite] the fact he had an affair with her best friend. 03. He won the badminton match [despite] the fact that he was… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 despite */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈspaɪt] / US preposition Get it right: despite: Never use of after despite. Wrong: Recycling is a good way to manage waste despite of its cost. Right: Recycling is a good way to manage waste despite its cost. Wrong: Many people are… …

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  • 17 despite — [[t]dɪspa͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ 1) PREP: PREP n/ ing You use despite to introduce a fact which makes the other part of the sentence surprising. Despite a thorough investigation, no trace of Dr Southwell has been found... The National Health Service has… …

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  • 18 despite — de|spite W1S2 [dıˈspaıt] prep [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: despit spite , from Latin despectus, from despicere; DESPISE] 1.) used to say that something happens or is true even though something else might have prevented it = ↑in spite… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 despite — de|spite [ dı spaıt ] preposition *** used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it: IN SPITE OF: Three more nuclear power stations were built despite widespread opposition. despite the fact that: He… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 despite — /dI spaIt/ preposition 1 in spite of something: Despite all our efforts to save the school, the County decided to close it. | despite the fact that: She went to Spain despite the fact the doctor had told her to rest. 2 despite yourself if you do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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