Meaning of “despite” - Learner’s Dictionary

despite

preposition us uk /dɪˈspaɪt/

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.

More examples

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)