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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despiteprep

    Notwithstanding simply states that circumstances shall not be or have not been allowed to withstand; despite and in spite of refer primarily to personal and perhaps spiteful opposition; as, he failed notwithstanding his good intentions; or, he persevered in spite of the most bitter hostility. When despite and in spite of are applied to inanimate things, it is with something of personification; "in spite of the storm" is said as if the storm had a hostile purpose to oppose the undertaking.

    in spite of, notwithstanding, notwithstanding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despite

    notwithstanding, opposing, resisting

    concurrently, consentaneously, aiding, abetting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun

    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

    patronage, scorn, contempt, condescension, disdain, disrespect

  2. despitenoun

    contemptuous disregard

    "she wanted neither favor nor despite"

    scorn, disdain, contempt

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despitenoun

    malevolence, malignity, malice, spite

  2. despitenoun

    defiance, opposition, contempt

  3. despiteprep.

    notwithstanding, in spite of, in the face of, in the teeth of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despite":

    notwithstanding, although, though, while, spite, albeit, whilst

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  1. Barbara Cegavske:

    Unfortunately, members of my own party continue to believe the 2020 general election was wrought with fraud -- and that somehow I had a part in it -- despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief.

  2. Rory Bruer:

    It was a little scary to be in [‘Furious 7’s’] wake, but that Blart is tough stuff, we exceeded expectations and held our ground despite this juggernaut.

  3. Alex Brown:

    For many years in (NASRA's) data set, the median employee contribution rate held constant despite a number of states passing increases to their employee contribution rates.

  4. Joe Bagley:

    Luxury items are rare in other 17th century sites in New England, but the two best sites found in Boston, including this one, have a high number of them showing that Boston was a center of wealth for the region and its residents who had that wealth were willing and able to show off a bit, despite their Puritan lifestyle.

  5. Bobby DiCello:

    It's bewildering. It sends a symbolic and inhumane message despite the procedure that is involved, if nobody thought he needed to be handcuffed, then why not just out of respect for the loss of human life, avoid it ?

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