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in spite of

Definition of in spite of

  1. :  without being prevented by (something) —used to say that something happens or is true even though there is something that might prevent it from happening or being true <He failed the test in spite of all his studying.> <She went ahead in spite of the snow.> <They made it on time in spite of the fact that they got a flat tire.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  petty ill will or hatred with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart

    :  an instance of spite

  1. :  annoy, offend

    :  to fill with spite

    :  to treat maliciously (as by shaming or thwarting)

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to take off or remove

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