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"despite" in British English

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despitepreposition

uk   /dɪˈspaɪt/  us   /dɪˈspaɪt/
B1 without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by: I still enjoyed the week despite the weather. Despite repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it. [+ -ing verb] He managed to eat a big lunch despite having eaten an enormous breakfast.
despite yourself
If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you do not want to or although you know you should not: He laughed despite himself. She took the money from her mother's purse, despite herself.

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despitepreposition

 us   /dɪˈspɑɪt/
without being influenced or prevented by: The game continued despite the rain. Despite her illness, she came to work.
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Translations of “despite”
in Korean -임에도 불구하고…
in Arabic على الرَّغْم مِن…
in Malaysian meskipun…
in French malgré…
in Russian несмотря на…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管, 儘管, 無論…
in Italian nonostante…
in Turkish ... e/a rağmen/karşın…
in Polish mimo, pomimo…
in Spanish a pesar de…
in Vietnamese mặc dù…
in Portuguese apesar de…
in Thai ถึงอย่างไรก็ตาม…
in German trotz…
in Catalan malgrat…
in Japanese ~にもかかわらず…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不管, 尽管, 无论…
in Indonesian walaupun…
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