spite

  • 1 Spite — Spite, n. [Abbreviated fr. despite.] 1. Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite. Pope. [1913 Webster] This is the deadly spite that angers. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Spite of — Spite Spite, n. [Abbreviated fr. despite.] 1. Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite. Pope. [1913 Webster] This is the deadly spite that angers.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 spite — ► NOUN ▪ a desire to hurt, annoy, or offend. ► VERB ▪ deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend. ● in spite of Cf. ↑in spite of ● in spite of oneself Cf. ↑in spite of oneself …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Spite — Spite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spiting}.] 1. To be angry at; to hate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Danes, then . . . pagans, spited places of religion. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 spite — [spīt] n. [ME, aphetic < despite: see DESPITE] 1. a) a mean or evil feeling toward another, characterized by the inclination to hurt, humiliate, annoy, frustrate, etc.; ill will; malice b) an instance of this; a grudge 2. Obs. something… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 spite — (n.) c.1300, shortened form of despit malice (see DESPITE (Cf. despite)). Corresponding to M.Du. spijt, M.L.G. spyt, M.Swed. spit. Commonly spelled spight c.1575 1700. The verb is attested from c.1400. Phrase in spite of is recorded from c.1400 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 spite — [n] hateful feeling animosity, antipathy, bad blood*, contempt, despite, enmity, gall, grudge, harsh feeling, hate, hatred, ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignity, peeve, pique, rancor, resentment, revenge, spitefulness, spleen,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 spite — I noun acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, bitterness, cattiness, contempt, defiance, despite, enmity, gall, grudge, harsh feeling, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill nature, ill will, inimicality, intolerance, livor …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Spite — Le nom est originaire de Moselle. On trouve également en Lorraine la variante Spit. Sens incertain. Peut être une autre forme de Spitz (voir ce nom) …

    Noms de famille

  • 10 spite — n despite, malignity, malignancy, spleen, grudge, *malice, ill will, malevolence Analogous words: rancor, animus, antipathy (see ENMITY): vindictiveness, revengefulness or revenge, vengefulness or ven geance (see corresponding adjectives at… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 spite — spite1 W3 [spaıt] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: despite (noun) (13 20 centuries); DESPITE] 1.) in spite of sth without being affected or prevented by something = ↑despite ▪ We went out in spite of the rain. ▪ Kelly loved her husband in spite of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 spite — spite1 [ spaıt ] noun uncount ** a feeling of wanting to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair: a candidate motivated by political spite out of spite: She refused out of spite. in spite of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 spite — 1 noun 1 in spite of without being prevented by something; despite: We went out in spite of the rain. | in spite of the fact that: Kelly loved her husband in spite of the fact that he drank too much. 2 (U) a feeling of wanting to hurt or upset… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Spite — This page is about spite in the context of fair division, a branch of theoretical economics. The word is also used in psychology and in the study of social evolution. For articles with similar names, see Spite (disambiguation). In fair division… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 spite — [[t]spa͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PHR PREP You use in spite of to introduce a fact which makes the rest of the statement you are making seem surprising. Josef Krips at the State Opera hired her in spite of the fact that she had never sung on stage... Their… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 spitė — spìtė sf. (2) NdŽ, DŽ, spitė̃ (4) BŽ458 1. L, BŽ458, Jnš, Srv, Grž, Šd, Adm diržo sagtis: Tavo diržo spìtė labai graži Kp. Gausi su diržu, su pačia spitè! Sml. To diržo nenoriu, tik spitė patinka Žg. Spìtė vario žiba nuo tolo – kaip žvaigždė… …

    Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • 17 spite — de·spite·ful; de·spite·ful·ly; de·spite·ful·ness; spite; spite·ful; spite·less; wood·spite; de·spite; spite·ful·ly; spite·ful·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 18 spite — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, sheer ▪ personal (esp. BrE) VERB + SPITE ▪ be full of, feel ▪ She was angry and full of spite …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 spite — I UK [spaɪt] / US noun [uncountable] ** a feeling of wanting to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair a candidate motivated by political spite out of spite: She refused out of spite. • in spite …

    English dictionary

  • 20 spite — spiteless, adj. /spuyt/, n., v., spited, spiting. n. 1. a malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice. 2. a particular instance of such an attitude or action; grudge. 3. Obs.… …

    Universalium


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