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spite

 (spīt)
n.
Malicious ill will prompting an urge to hurt or humiliate another person.
tr.v. spit·ed, spit·ing, spites
To treat with spite; show spite toward: "Maybe she became engaged to him in order to spite another man" (Nathaniel West).
Idiom:
in spite of
Not stopped by; regardless of: They kept going in spite of their fears.

[Middle English, short for despit; see despite.]

spite

(spaɪt)
n
1. maliciousness involving the desire to harm another; venomous ill will
2. an instance of such malice; grudge
3. archaic something that induces vexation
4. in spite of (preposition) in defiance of; regardless of; notwithstanding
vb (tr)
5. to annoy in order to vent spite
6. archaic to offend
[C13: variant of despite]

spite

(spaɪt)

n., v. spit•ed, spit•ing. n.
1. a malicious, usu. petty desire to harm, annoy, or humiliate another person; malice.
2. a particular instance of such an attitude or action; grudge.
3. Obs. something that causes vexation; annoyance.
v.t.
4. to treat with spite or malice.
5. to annoy or thwart, out of spite.
6. to fill with spite; vex; offend.
Idioms:
in spite of, in disregard or defiance of; notwithstanding; despite.
[1250–1300; Middle English; aph. variant of despite]

spite


Past participle: spited
Gerund: spiting

Imperative
spite
spite
Present
I spite
you spite
he/she/it spites
we spite
you spite
they spite
Preterite
I spited
you spited
he/she/it spited
we spited
you spited
they spited
Present Continuous
I am spiting
you are spiting
he/she/it is spiting
we are spiting
you are spiting
they are spiting
Present Perfect
I have spited
you have spited
he/she/it has spited
we have spited
you have spited
they have spited
Past Continuous
I was spiting
you were spiting
he/she/it was spiting
we were spiting
you were spiting
they were spiting
Past Perfect
I had spited
you had spited
he/she/it had spited
we had spited
you had spited
they had spited
Future
I will spite
you will spite
he/she/it will spite
we will spite
you will spite
they will spite
Future Perfect
I will have spited
you will have spited
he/she/it will have spited
we will have spited
you will have spited
they will have spited
Future Continuous
I will be spiting
you will be spiting
he/she/it will be spiting
we will be spiting
you will be spiting
they will be spiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spiting
you have been spiting
he/she/it has been spiting
we have been spiting
you have been spiting
they have been spiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spiting
you will have been spiting
he/she/it will have been spiting
we will have been spiting
you will have been spiting
they will have been spiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spiting
you had been spiting
he/she/it had been spiting
we had been spiting
you had been spiting
they had been spiting
Conditional
I would spite
you would spite
he/she/it would spite
we would spite
you would spite
they would spite
Past Conditional
I would have spited
you would have spited
he/she/it would have spited
we would have spited
you would have spited
they would have spited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spite - feeling a need to see others sufferspite - feeling a need to see others suffer
malevolence, malignity - wishing evil to others
2.spite - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nastyspite - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
malevolency, malice, malevolence - the quality of threatening evil
Verb1.spite - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
affront, diss, insult - treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
lacerate - deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating remarks"
sting - cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
abase, chagrin, humiliate, humble, mortify - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

spite

noun
verb
1. annoy, hurt, injure, harm, provoke, offend, needle (informal), put out, gall, nettle, vex, pique, discomfit, put someone's nose out of joint (informal) He was giving his art collection away for nothing, to spite them.
annoy help, benefit, please, support, serve, aid, encourage, go along with
in spite of despite, regardless of, notwithstanding, in defiance of, (even) though Their love of life comes in spite of considerable hardship.
Proverbs
"Don't cut off your nose to spite your face"

spite

noun
2. The quality or condition of being vindictive:
Translations
حِقْد، ضَغينَهضَغِينَةيُغِيطُيُغيظ، يُزْعِج
rozčílitzášťzlobitzlomyslnost
ondskabærgredrille
ärsyttääilkeyskiusataloukatamielipaha
inatpakostiti
ergjaillgirni
意地悪意地悪をする
괴롭히다악의
įpykintiiš piktumo
iespītētspīts
nahnevaťnevraživosť
illviljareta
เจตนาร้ายกลั่นแกล้ง
garazhıncını almakkinkin gütmekkincilik
chọc tứcsự ác ý

spite

[spaɪt]
A. N
1. (= ill will) → rencor m, ojeriza f
to do sth out of or from spitehacer algo por inquina
to have a spite against sbtener rencor a or hacia algn
2. in spite of (= despite) → a pesar de, pese a
in spite of the fact thata pesar de que, pese a que
in spite of herselfa pesar de sí misma
in spite of all he saysa pesar de todo lo que dice
B. VTherir, dañar
she just does it to spite melo hace solamente para causarme pena

spite

[ˈspaɪt]
n
(= malice) → méchanceté f
out of spite → par méchanceté
in spite of prepmalgré, en dépit de
vtcontrarier
He just did it to spite me → C'est juste pour me contrarier qu'il a fait ça.

spite

n
(= ill will)Boshaftigkeit f, → Gehässigkeit f; to do something out of spiteetw aus reiner Boshaftigkeit tun
in spite of (= despite)trotz (+gen); it was a success/we went in spite of himdennoch war es ein Erfolg/gingen wir hin; he did it in spite of himselfer konnte nicht anders; in spite of the fact that he …obwohl er …; in spite of that I’ll still goich gehe trotzdem
vtärgern; she just does it to spite mesie tut es nur mir zum Trotz, sie tut es nur, um mich zu ärgern

spite

[spaɪt]
1. n
a. (ill will) → dispetto
to do sth out of (or from) spite → fare qc per dispetto
b. in spite of (despite) → nonostante, malgrado
in spite of the fact that → malgrado or nonostante (il fatto che) + sub
she laughed in spite of herself → ha riso suo malgrado
2. vtfar dispetto a

spite

(spait) noun
ill-will or desire to hurt or offend. She neglected to give him the message out of spite.
verb
to annoy, offend or frustrate, because of spite. He only did that to spite me!
ˈspiteful adjective
a spiteful remark/person; You're being very spiteful.
ˈspitefully adverb
ˈspitefulness noun
in spite of
1. taking no notice of. He went in spite of his father's orders.
2. although something has or had happened, is or was a fact etc. In spite of all the rain that had fallen, the ground was still pretty dry.

spite

ضَغِينَة, يُغِيطُ rozčílit, zlomyslnost drille, ondskab ärgern, Boshaftigkeit μοχθηρία, φουρκίζω fastidiar, rencor ilkeys, olla ilkeä blesser, rancune inat, pakostiti dispetto, fare dispetto a 意地悪, 意地悪をする 괴롭히다, 악의 kwaadaardigheid, treiteren ondskap, plage złośliwość, zrobić na złość (komuś) contrariar, maldade досаждать, злоба illvilja, reta เจตนาร้าย, กลั่นแกล้ง kin gütmek, kincilik chọc tức, sự ác ý 恶意, 激怒
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You said the other day you thought we were a deal happier than the King children, for they were fighting and fretting all the time, in spite of their money.
In spite of themselves all the players watched him closely.
But a lot of it would be scientific detail that might be too dry for you in spite of this excellent lemonade,"
before which, in infinite distress, but mutely possessed of the little girl and clearly convinced, in spite of her blindness, that something awful had occurred and some collapse engulfed us, she retreated, by the way we had come, as fast as she could move.
I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
Their visitors, except those from Barton Park, were not many; for, in spite of Sir John's urgent entreaties that they would mix more in the neighbourhood, and repeated assurances of his carriage being always at their service, the independence of Mrs.
In spite of his old green damask dressing-gown and the bareness of the room in which he sat, where the floor was covered with a shabby tapestry in place of carpet, and the walls were hung with tavern-paper presenting the profiles of Louis XVI.
In spite of Ogilvy, I still believed that there were men in Mars.
He bore with philosophy the conviction that Elizabeth must now become acquainted with whatever of his ingratitude and falsehood had before been unknown to her; and in spite of every thing, was not wholly without hope that Darcy might yet be prevailed on to make his fortune.
It felt that, in spite of all possible pains, It had somehow contrived to lose count, And the only thing now was to rack its poor brains By reckoning up the amount.
I have heard that Glinda is a beautiful woman, who knows how to keep young in spite of the many years she has lived.
One fact, at least, would have been perfectly plain to an outsider, had any such person been on the spot; and that was, that the prince had made a very considerable impression upon the family, in spite of the fact that he had but once been inside the house, and then only for a short time.