"Timour has broken your allies and he will not forget the despite you put upon him."
—Lord of Samarcand
1. : the feeling or attitude of despising someone or something : contempt
2. : malice, spite
3. a : an act showing contempt or defiance
b : detriment, disadvantage
[Middle English, from Anglo-French despit, from Latin despectus, from despicere (see despise).
First Known Use: 13th century.]
prep., n., v. -spit•ed, -spit•ing. prep.
1. in spite of; notwithstanding.
2. contemptuous treatment; insult.
3. malice, hatred, or spite.
4. Obs. to anger; annoy.
in despite of, in spite of; notwithstanding.
[1250–1300; orig. in despite of; Middle English despit < Old French < Latin dēspectus view from a height, scorn]