in spite of something

in spite of (something)

Regardless or in defiance of; despite. In spite of all the warnings, the hikers decided to climb the restricted route, and ended up having to be rescued. We have succeeded, in spite of all the setbacks.
See also: of, spite

in ˈspite of something

if you say that somebody does/did something in spite of a fact, you mean it is surprising that that fact does/did not prevent them from doing it; despite: In spite of his age, he still leads an active life.They went swimming in spite of all the danger signs.English became the official language for business in spite of the fact that the population was largely Chinese.
See also: of, something, spite