Synonyms and Antonyms of despite
1 open dislike for someone or something considered unworthy of one's concern or respect pointedly ignored his false friend out of despite Synonyms contemptuousness, despisement, contempt, despitefulness, disdain, misprision, scornRelated Words abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hate, hatred, loathing, lovelessness; cattiness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, gall, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; aspersion, belittlement, deprecation, depreciation, detraction, diminishment, disparagement; derision, mockery, ridicule; abuse, invective, vituperation; censure, condemnation, denunciationNear Antonyms acceptance, tolerance; adoration, adulation, deference, deification, glorification, idolatry, idolization, lionization, reverence, veneration, worship; affection, fancy, fondness, liking, loveAntonyms admiration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
2 the desire to cause pain for the satisfaction of doing harm sheer despite was the sole reason for her hurtful comments Synonyms cattiness, malice, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousnessRelated Words abusiveness, cruelty; abhorrence, abomination, execration, hate, hatred, loathing; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, grudge, hostility, ill will, jaundice, mean-spiritedness, rancor, resentment; despicableness, invidiousness; vengefulness, vindictiveness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; bitchery, bitchiness, contempt, disdain; jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, rancor, virulence, vitriolNear Antonyms devotion, love, passion; amiability, amicability, amity, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality; adoration, ardor, infatuation, veneration, worship; affection, charity, kindliness, kindness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understanding
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 disadvantage, detriment, disfavor, penaltyRelated Words deficit, deprivation, expense, loss; damage, harm, hurt, injury; prejudiceNear Antonyms gainAntonyms advantage, favor
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