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Definition of Spite

Spite
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. 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.
Spite
Spite Spite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spited; p. pr. & vb. n. Spiting.] 1. To be angry at; to hate. [Obs.] 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. [R.] Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavored to abolish not only their learning, but their language. --Sir. W. Temple.

Meaning of Spite from wikipedia

- A spite house is a building constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes. Spite houses may create obstructions...
- In fair division problems, spite is a phenomenon that occurs when a player's value of an allocation decreases when one or more other players' valuation...
- nose to spite the face" is an expression to describe a needlessly self-destructive over-reaction to a problem: "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face"...
- Spite fence is a term used in American property law to refer to an overly tall fence, structure in the nature of a fence, or a row of trees, bushes, or...
- In Spite of Ourselves is the 13th studio album of John Prine, featuring duets with various well-known female folk and alt-country vocalists, released...
- Internet troll Resentment Spite (game theory) Schadenfreude Spite fence Spite house Tall poppy syndrome "spite - definition of spite in English from the Oxford...
- Spite and Malice, also known as Cat and Mouse, is a traditional card game for two or more players. It is a reworking of the late 19th century Continental...
- Spite was an American hardcore punk band formed in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S. and was a part of the Michigan hardcore scene. It was made up of members...
- An appeal to spite (Latin: argumentum ad odium) is a fallacy in which someone attempts to win favor for an argument by exploiting existing feelings of...
- A spite wall, or blinder wall, similar in concept to a spite house or spite fence, is a wall constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors...
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