(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
(Des*pit"e*ous*ly), adv. Despitefully. [Obs.]
(De*spit"ous) a. Despiteous; very angry; cruel. [Obs.]
He was to sinful man not despitous.Chaucer.
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,
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,Gower.
Despoiled is the summer fair.
A law which restored to them an immense domain of which they had been despoiled.Macaulay.
Despoiled of innocence, of faith, of bliss.Milton.