- Not stopped by; regardless of:
They kept going in spite of their fears.
- in defiance of; regardless of; notwithstanding
Origin of Spite
From a shortening of Middle English despit, from Old French despit (whence despite). Cf. also Dutch spijt.
Middle English short for despit despite
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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