|1.||[ pronoun ] preposition|
|2.||[ noun ] lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike|
|Synonyms:||contempt scorn disdain|
"he was held in contempt" "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
|Related terms:||dislike contemn|
|3.||[ noun ] contemptuous disregard|
"she wanted neither favor nor despite"
|Related terms:||disregard pretermission|