despite appearances

Definition of despite appearances

  1. :  even though (something) does not appear to be so Despite appearances, her company is very successful.

Word by Word Definitions

despiteplay
  1. :  the feeling or attitude of despising someone or something :  contempt

    :  malice, spite

    :  an act showing contempt or defiance

  1. :  to treat with contempt

    :  to provoke to anger :  vex

  1. :  in spite of

appearanceplay appearances
  1. :  external show :  semblance

    :  outward aspect :  look

    :  outward indication


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