Thesaurus

despite

preposition

Synonyms of despite

(Entry 1 of 2)

without being prevented by
  • we went to the party despite the bad weather outside

Synonyms for despite

Phrases Synonymous with despite

despite

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of despite (Entry 2 of 2)

3 the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • baffled as to why working-class voters would vote in despite of their own economic interests

Synonyms for despite

Words Related to despite

Near Antonyms for despite

Antonyms for despite

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about despite

Time Traveler for despite

Time Traveler

The first known use of despite was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Despite.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/despite. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on despite

Dictionary: Definition of despite

Nglish: Translation of despite for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of despite for Arabic Speakers

Comments on despite

What made you want to look up despite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!