|Origin:||despite (noun) (13-20 centuries); DESPITE|
spite1 W3 [uncountable]
without being affected or prevented by something [= despite]:
We went out in spite of the rain.
Kelly loved her husband in spite of the fact that he drank too much.
a feeling of wanting to hurt or upset people, for example because you are jealous or think you have been unfairly treated
out of spite (=because of spite)
She broke it just out of spite.
pure/sheer spite (=spite and nothing else)
if you do something in spite of yourself, you do it although you did not expect or intend to do it:
The picture made her laugh in spite of herself.