despiteful

Definitions

  • Despite the good wishes from friends
    Despite the good wishes from friends
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj despiteful showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite "a despiteful fiend","a truly spiteful child","a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite a population of well over one billion people, there are only an estimated 250 million televisions in use in China.
    • a Despiteful Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious. "Haters of God, despiteful , proud, boasters.""Pray for them which despitefully use you.""Let us examine him with despitefulness and fortune."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Despite the fact that Madagascar is situated about 300 miles off the Eastern African coast, the majority of it's population is from Indonesia which is 3000 miles further East.
    • despiteful Full of despite or spite; malicious; spiteful: as, a despiteful enemy.
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Quotations

  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “Things will get better -- despite our efforts to improve them.”
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille%20Paglia
    “Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”
  • Justin Kaplan
    Justin Kaplan
    “Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
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    “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Despite, and cf. Spiteful

Usage

In literature:

Human nature will have its way, and luxury and corruption crept into Sparta despite these laws.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They did quite well before MacLeod found us, despite their lack of Talent.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
Despite his unease, Tarlac studied the pictures as well as he could during the walk.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
And he was aware, too, that Harlan was scrupulously honest and square, despite the evil structure which had been built around him by rumor.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Despite the disguised writing and poor spelling, the letter was from Smith, he had not a doubt.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Despite this, rainy weather has a bad name.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
He had given his promise, and he would keep it despite the unexpected opportunity that was offered.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Despite their youth, the three Frohmans had had a very extensive experience over the whole country.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Antony laughed, despite the fact that inwardly he was not a trifle dismayed.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
A farmer boy came along whistling merrily despite the approaching night and storm.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
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In poetry:

The old Queen rightly thought that she
Was better than the likes o' me;
And yet I'm glad despite her grace
I am not in her place.
"Washerwife" by Robert W Service
The lover of her soul went mad,
But when he did himself to death,
Despite of all the woe he had,
He smiled as one who vanquisheth.
"The Two Lovers" by Richard Hovey
Let dreams depart and phantoms fly,
The offspring of the night,
Keep us, like shrines, beneath Thine eye,
Pure in our foe's despite.
"Now That the Daylight Dies Away" by Augusta Treverorum
And yet it robbed her of the right
To give, who looked not to receive,
And made her blush in love’s despite
That she should grieve.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
O Life of Love!--The Good Intent
Of God to man made evident,--
All down the years, despite men's fears,
Thy Power is still omnipotent.
"The Prince Of Life" by John Oxenham
Who counts himself as nobly born
Is noble in despite of place;
And honors are but brands to one
Who wears them not with nature's grace.
"The Nobly Born" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Despite hype, Roe isn't binary issue.
Despite Warnings, Biomedical Scholars Cite Hundreds of Retracted Papers.
Many people may not realize it, but despite our many state and national parks, the truth is 85 percent of wild animals live on private land and farms.
Despite the fact that we've been feeling summeritis symptoms all month long, the season officially begins today.
Despite having Wisconsin's Paul Ryan on the Presidential ticket, Republicans couldn't take this traditionally Democratic state.
For years, people tried to keep The Black and Tan a secret, closely guarding its location, despite the fact that a Google search for " Black and Tan Phoenix" neatly pulls up an address and phone number.
Black Pastors Endorse I-502 Despite Controversy in African American Community.
Works more often than not, despite glacial pacing.
Despite his numerous awards and accolades for his work, Julien "Little X" Lutz started out his career in the music industry with little fanfare as an intern.
For years, people tried to keep The Black and Tan a secret, closely guarding its location, despite the fact that a Google search for "Black and Tan Phoenix" neatly pulls up an address and phone number.
A beautifully shot and acted yarn despite a moody misfire.
"The Vow": Love Story Moves Despite Cliches.
The City of Evansville's Standard & Poor's "AA-" bond rating will remain unchanged despite a disclaimer opinion issued by the State Board of Accounts (SBOA) last month on the city's 2011 audit findings.
No surprises expected at Borders stockholders' meeting, despite months of turmoil at the Ann Arbor-based bookseller .
Despite what its name might lead you to believe, Spellbinding Tales isn't a horror bookshop or even a mystery bookshop .
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In science:

Despite that, the variational approach has been argued to give exact results in some limiting cases [23,24], giving a justification for its use in general.
Random Heteropolymer Dynamics
Despite its faintness, its value of αox is similar to that of much brighter AGN.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
When the transfer functions are truncated in real space and made ψ (~k ′ ) despite the fact that on the full refined δ (~k ′ ) 6= i~k ′ · ~T ′ periodic on a grid of size (2Ms /M )L, T ′ grid Tδ (~k ) = i~k · ~Tψ (~k ).
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Despite the severe global constraint, the total number of EVRW’s scales asymptotically in the same way as that of normal random walks with µ = 2.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Despite this, asymptotically the distribution of the position of the random walk is Gaussian, see for example .
Monte Carlo: Basics
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