1. despite

noun. ['dɪˈspaɪt'] lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.


  • scorn
  • dislike
  • contempt


  • friendliness
  • Anglophilia
  • inclination
  • approval


  • despit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • despectum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Despite

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit
  • sprite

How do you pronounce despite?

Pronounce despite as dɪˈspaɪt.

US - How to pronounce despite in American English

UK - How to pronounce despite in British English

How do you spell despite? Is it dispite ?

A common misspelling of despite is dispite

Sentences with despite

1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Employers look for employees who can stay calm, despite being yelled at.

Quotes about despite

1. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
- Desmond Tutu

2. The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
- Dan Castellaneta

3. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

2. despite

noun. ['dɪˈspaɪt'] contemptuous disregard.


  • disregard


  • love
  • admire


  • despit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • despectum (Latin)