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Definition of Spite
SpiteSpite 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.
This is the deadly spite that angers. --Shak.
2. Vexation; chargrin; mortification. [R.] --Shak.
In spite of, or Spite of, in opposition to all efforts
of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding.
``Continuing, spite of pain, to use a knee after it had
been slightly ibnjured.' --H. Spenser. ``And saved me in
spite of the world, the devil, and myself.' --South. ``In
spite of all applications, the patient grew worse every
day.' --Arbuthnot. See Syn. under Notwithstanding.
To owe one a spite, to entertain a mean hatred for him.
Syn: Pique, rancor; malevolence; grudge.
Usage: Spite, Malice. Malice has more reference to the
disposition, and spite to the manifestation of it in
words and actions. It is, therefore, meaner than
malice, thought not always more criminal. `` Malice .
. . is more frequently employed to express the
dispositions of inferior minds to execute every
purpose of mischief within the more limited circle of
their abilities.' --Cogan. ``Consider eke, that spite
availeth naught.' --Wyatt. See Pique. SpiteSpite Spite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spited; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To be angry at; to hate. [Obs.]
The Danes, then . . . pagans, spited places of
2. To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
3. To fill with spite; to offend; to vex. [R.]
Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavored to abolish
not only their learning, but their language. --Sir.
Meaning of Spite from wikipedia
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is a building constructed
or substantially modified
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to a spite house
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