despite oneself

Definition of despite oneself

:even though one does not want to
  • She stared at the couple despite herself.
  • Despite myself, I began to enjoy the movie.
  • They grew to love each other, almost despite themselves.

Word by Word Definitions

despite play
  1. : the feeling or attitude of despising someone or something : contempt

  2. : malice, spite

  3. : an act showing contempt or defiance

  1. : to treat with contempt

  2. : to provoke to anger : vex

  1. : in spite of

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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to suppress quietly or indirectly

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