Meaning of “despite” - Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /dɪˈspaɪt/
Extra Examples
He was able to lead a normal life despite his illness.They're determined to continue with their plans despite opposition.He was arrested despite the lack of evidence against him.She helped others despite being injured herself.They're good friends despite the fact that their marriage ended in divorce.

B1 used to say that something happened or is true, although something else makes this seem not probable:

I'm still pleased with the house despite all the problems we've had.
[ + doing sth ] He managed to eat lunch despite having had an enormous breakfast.
despite yourself

If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you did not intend to.

(Definition of “despite” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)