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.]

(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.

(De*spite"), prep. In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.

Syn. — See Notwithstanding.

(De*spite"ful) a. [See Despite, and cf. Spiteful.] Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious.De*spite"ful*ly, adv.De*spite"ful*ness, n.

Haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters.
Rom. i. 30.

Pray for them which despitefully use you.
Matt. v. 44.

Let us examine him with despitefulness and fortune.
Book of Wisdom ii. 19.

(Des*pit"e*ous) a. [OE. despitous, OF. despiteus, fr. despit; affected in form by E. piteous. See Despite.] Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous. [Obs.] "Despiteous reproaches." Holland.

(Des*pit"e*ous*ly), adv. Despitefully. [Obs.]

(De*spit"ous) a. Despiteous; very angry; cruel. [Obs.]

He was to sinful man not despitous.

- De*spit"ous*ly, adv. [Obs.]

(De*spoil") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despoiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Despoiling.] [OF. despoiller, F. dépouiller, L. despoliare, despoliatum; de- + spoliare to strip, rob, spolium spoil, booty. Cf. Spoil, Despoliation.]

1. To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; — usually followed by of.

The clothed earth is then bare,
Despoiled is the summer fair.

A law which restored to them an immense domain of which they had been despoiled.

Despoiled of innocence, of faith, of bliss.

(De*spite") n. [OF. despit, F. dépit, 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.

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