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without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:

I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.
Despite repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it.
+ -ing verb He managed to eat a big lunch despite having eaten an enormous breakfast.
despite yourself

If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you do not want to or although you know you should not:

He laughed despite himself.
She took the money from her mother's purse, despite herself.
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Trains are still running, despite the snow.
The pop festival passed off peacefully, despite the fears of local residents.
The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
He was able to lead a normal life, despite the illness.
She manages to stay cheerful despite everything.
Trains are still running, despite the snow.
The pop festival passed off peacefully, despite the fears of local residents.
The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
He was able to lead a normal life, despite the illness.
She manages to stay cheerful despite everything.
by Thomas Denning December 01, 2018
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preposition UK /dɪˈspaɪt/ US /dɪˈspaɪt/

B1 without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:

I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.
Despite repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it.
+ -ing verb He managed to eat a big lunch despite having eaten an enormous breakfast.
despite yourself

If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you do not want to or although you know you should not:

He laughed despite himself.
She took the money from her mother's purse, despite herself.
More examples

Trains are still running, despite the snow.
The pop festival passed off peacefully, despite the fears of local residents.
The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
He was able to lead a normal life, despite the illness.
She manages to stay cheerful despite everything.
by Thomas Denning December 01, 2018
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