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English definition of “despite”

despite

preposition
 
 
/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.Connecting words which express a contrast
despite yourself If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you did not intend to.Connecting words which express a contrast
(Definition of despite from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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