In despite
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. [1913 Webster]

With all thy despite against the land of Israel. --Ezek. xxv. 6. [1913 Webster]

2. An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt. [1913 Webster]

A despite done against the Most High. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]


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