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despite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despite  \De*spite"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Despited};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Despiting}.]  [OF.  despitier  fr  L.  despectare 
  intens.  of  despicere  See  {Despite},  n.] 
  To  vex;  to  annoy;  to  offend  contemptuously.  [Obs.]  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despite  \De*spite"\,  prep. 
  In  spite  of  against,  or  in  defiance  of  notwithstanding;  as 
  despite  his  prejudices. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Notwithstanding}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Despite  \De*spite"\,  n.  [OF.  despit,  F.  d['e]pit,  fr  L. 
  despectus  contempt,  fr  despicere  See  {Despise},  and  cf 
  {Spite},  {Despect}.] 
  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}.  ``Seized  my  hand  in  despite  of  my  efforts  to  the 
  contrary.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  {In  your  despite},  in  defiance  or  contempt  of  you  in  spite 
  of  you  [Obs.]