Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "despight" [despight]

  • Obsolete spelling of despite. (noun)
  • Obsolete spelling of despite. (preposition) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "despight" in a sentence
  • "I am constantly, not capriciously employed, and the exercise which benefits my health, imperceptibly raises my spirits in despight of adversity."
  • "Major, though in her own despight, procured him the hand of Camilla; but she had left upon Edgar an impression renovating to all his esteem."
  • "“Tasawwuf,” or Moslem Gnosticism, Pharaoh represents, like Prometheus and Job, the typical creature who upholds his own dignity and rights in presence and despight of the Creator."