Despite

Definition of Despite

De`spite´
n.1.Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
With all thy despite against the land of Israel.
- Ezek. xxv. 6.
2.An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
A despite done against the Most High.
- Milton.
In despite
in defiance of another's power or inclination.
In despite of
in defiance of; in spite of. See under Spite.
In your despite
in defiance or contempt of you; in spite of you.
- W. Irving.
v. t.1.To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
[imp. & p. p. Despited; p. pr. & vb. n. Despiting.]
prep.1.In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.

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