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Definition of Despite


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

Despite Quotations

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

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them.
Jose Marti

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. - Anne Frank
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank

Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
Malcolm X
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Despite Translations

despite in Afrikaans is ten spyte van
despite in Dutch is niettegenstaande, in weerwil van
despite in Finnish is huolimatta
despite in German is Verachtung, Verachtung, trotz
despite in Italian is vilipendi, nonostante
despite in Latin is odio
despite in Norwegian is nag, til tross for
despite in Portuguese is despeito
despite in Spanish is menosprecio, a pesar de
despite in Swedish is trots
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