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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·spite /dɪˈspaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 De·spite v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despited; p. pr. & vb. n. Despiting.]  To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·spite n.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike;
           "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which
           outsiders were held is legendary" [syn: contempt, disdain,
      2: contemptuous disregard; "she wanted neither favor nor