Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
contemptuous disregard; "she wanted neither favor nor despite"