Despiting
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. [1913 Webster]

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