despite despite  /dɪs ˈpaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  2. (n) contemptuous disregard

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • People want to take better care of themselves not despite the recession but because of it, according to Packaged Facts.

News

  1. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Penguins gave Dan Bylsma a two-year contract extension.

    Despite rumors to the contrary , the Penguins gave Dan Bylsma a two-year contract extension. Ray Shero also says, "I'm not getting rid of Marc-André Fleury."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  2. Despite recent rains, drought far from over

    Despite recent rains, drought conditions continue for Atascosa County, according to President Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pleasanton Express

  3. Despite Move to WSOF, the End Game is the Same for Jon Fitch: Become a Champion

    Despite winning only one of his last four fights and his subsequent release from the UFC, former welterweight title contender Jon Fitch is not down on himself. If anything, he’s looking forward to the future.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Despite the unwelcome rise in the unemployment rate that was reported last week, the risk that the economy has entered a substantial downturn appears to have diminished over the past month or so," said Bernanke. "Over the remainder of 2008,...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: AFP

  2. Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, said: "Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5bn, Yahoo has not moved toward accepting our offer. After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo do not...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Despite this, the system is functioning. People should remain calm. We're doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information we will share immediately," Bachelet said.
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: FOXNews

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