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In spite of
Spite Spite, n. [Abbreviated fr. despite.] 1. Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite. --Pope. This is the deadly spite that angers. --Shak. 2. Vexation; chargrin; mortification. [R.] --Shak. In spite of, or Spite of, in opposition to all efforts of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding. ``Continuing, spite of pain, to use a knee after it had been slightly ibnjured.' --H. Spenser. ``And saved me in spite of the world, the devil, and myself.' --South. ``In spite of all applications, the patient grew worse every day.' --Arbuthnot. See Syn. under Notwithstanding. To owe one a spite, to entertain a mean hatred for him. Syn: Pique, rancor; malevolence; grudge. Usage: Spite, Malice. Malice has more reference to the disposition, and spite to the manifestation of it in words and actions. It is, therefore, meaner than malice, thought not always more criminal. `` Malice . . . is more frequently employed to express the dispositions of inferior minds to execute every purpose of mischief within the more limited circle of their abilities.' --Cogan. ``Consider eke, that spite availeth naught.' --Wyatt. See Pique.

Meaning of In spite of from wikipedia

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