*Despite Of | Meaning, Spelling & Use

Despite is a preposition meaning ‘regardless of‘, ‘even though’, or ‘notwithstanding’.

Because the prepositions despite and in spite of mean the same thing and can be used interchangeably, people sometimes mistakenly combine the words and write ‘despite of’. However, this is never correct.

Examples: Despite of, despite and in spite of
  • Despite of the tasteless humour, I enjoyed the film.
  • Despite the tasteless humour, I enjoyed the film.
  • In spite of the tasteless humour, I enjoyed the film.

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