Spite

Definition of Spite

n.1.Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite.
This is the deadly spite that angers.
- Shak.
2.Vexation; chargrin; mortification.
In spite of
in opposition to all efforts of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding.
To owe one a spite
to entertain a mean hatred for him.
- H. Spenser.
v. t.1.To be angry at; to hate.
[imp. & p. p. Spited; p. pr. & vb. n. Spiting.]
The Danes, then . . . pagans, spited places of religion.
- Fuller.
2.To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
3.To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavored to abolish not only their learning, but their language.
- Sir. W. Temple.

Related Words

Anglophobia, Russophobia, Schadenfreude, abhorrence, abomination, annoy, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antipathy, aversion, belligerence, bigotry, bitchiness, bitterness, bone to pick, cattiness, clash, clashing, collision, conflict, contention, crow to pick, crow to pluck, despite, despitefulness, detestation, discomfit, disconcert, dislike, execration, friction, gall and wormwood, gloating pleasure, hate, hatred, hostility, hurt, ignoring, ill, ill will, in defiance of, in spite of, injure, irritate, loathing, maliciousness, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, needle, notwithstanding, odium, offend, peeve, pet peeve, pique, provoke, put out, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, racism, regardless of, repugnance, resentment, spitefulness, spleen, unholy joy, upset, venom, vex, vials of hate, vials of wrath, vindictiveness, wound, xenophobia
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