Complete Definition of "spite"

English

rank|troops|meeting|corner|899|spite|built|lower|lead

Pronunciation
AHD|spīt, IPA|/spaɪt/, SAMPA|/spaIt/
audio|en-us-spite.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes:English:-aɪt|Rhymes: -aɪt

Noun
spite (uncountable)

  1. ill-will|Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; a desire to vex or injure; petty malice; grudge; rancor.

#:He was so filled with spite for his ex-wife, he could not hold down a job.

  1. vexation|Vexation; chagrin; mortification.

Translations
trans-top|ill-will or hatred toward another; a desire to vex or injure
Catalan: despit
Chinese: èµæ° (dÇ qì)
Finnish: pahansuopuus, ilkeys, häijyys
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French: dépit
Ido: despito
Spanish: despecho
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trans-top|vexation, chagrin, mortification
Finnish: mielipaha
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Verb
en-verb|spit|ing

  1. transitive obsolete To be angry at; to hate.
  2. transitive To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.

#:''She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband."

  1. transitive To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.

Related terms
malignant
malicious
spiteful
in spite of
out of spite
despite

Translations
trans-top|to be angry at; to hate
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trans-top|to treat maliciously
Finnish: kiusata, ärsyttää, loukata
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trans-top|to fill with spite
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