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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
Translations of “despite”
in Korean -임에도 불구하고…
in Arabic على الرَّغْم مِن…
in French malgré…
in Turkish ... e/a rağmen/karşın…
in Italian nonostante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管, 儘管, 無論…
in Russian несмотря на…
in Polish mimo, pomimo…
in Spanish a pesar de…
in Portuguese apesar de…
in German trotz…
in Catalan malgrat…
in Japanese ~にもかかわらず…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不管, 尽管, 无论…
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