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despite

de·spite

despite

 
pronunciation:
dih spaIt
parts of speech:
preposition, noun
part of speech: preposition
definition: notwithstanding; regardless of.
The wedding took place despite the bad weather.He left school despite his parents' warnings and threats.Despite the fact that she's allergic to dogs, she has two of them.
 
antonyms:
because, given
similar words:
in spite of
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: insulting treatment.
definition 2: insolence.