despite: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-spīt'), [key]
— prep., n., v., -spit•ed, -spit•ing.
- in spite of; notwithstanding.
- contemptuous treatment; insult.
- malice, hatred, or spite.
- in spite of; notwithstanding: He was tolerant in despite of his background and education.
- to anger or annoy (someone) out of spite.
- despite (Thesaurus)