in spite of oneself

Definition of in spite of oneself

:even though one does not want to or expect to
  • I ended up having a good time in spite of myself.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : an instance of spite

  1. : annoy, offend

  2. : to fill with spite

  3. : to treat maliciously (as by shaming or thwarting)

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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