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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun spite:

spitemalicevenom

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb spite:

bruiseoffendwoundinjurehurt

Spite is sometimes a misspelling of spit.

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Definition of the noun spite

What does spite mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: spites

  1. feeling a need to see others suffer
  2. malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

Alternative definition of the noun spite

noun

  1. 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.
  2. Vexation; chagrin; mortification.

Definition of the verb spite

What does spite mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: spited | spiting | spites

  1. hurt the feelings of

Alternative definition of the verb spite

verb

  1. [transitive] [obsolete] To be angry at; to hate.
  2. [transitive] To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
  3. [transitive] To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.

Group

Spite: The Hardcore punk rock band, Spite, was an essential musical hub in the Michigan hardcore scene. It was made up of members from other notable bands, who branched out to play an essential role in the musical community, both inside and outside the region. At present, Spite’s effect on music is evident in that it continues to be imitated by artists from a variety of genres.

Music

  1. "Spite" is a musical album of Sophia.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "Spite" is a musical album of Luxt.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "Spite" is a musical album of Marionette.
    • released on (7 years ago)

Writings

"Spite" is a book by Katy Bauer.

Business

Spite is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. Spite: To spite is to intentionally annoy, hurt, or upset. Spiteful words or actions are delivered in such a way that it is clear that the person is delivering them just to annoy, hurt, or upset. When the intent to annoy, hurt, or upset is shown subtly, behavior is considered catty.
  2. Spite: 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 increases. Thus, other things being equal, a player exhibiting spite will prefer an allocation in which other players receive less than more.

Phrases with Spite

  1. In Spite of
  2. in spite of appearance
  3. Cut Off One's Nose to Spite One's Face

Printed books with definitions for Spite

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Google previewThe Inner Science of Buddhist Practice (2009)

Vasubhandu's Summary of the Five Heaps with Commentary by Sthiramati by Artemus B. Engle

Sthiramati glosses Vasubandhu's original phrase a second time with the phrase caṇḍena vacasā pradaśati, “[spite is a mental factor that] bites by means of heated words.” Here the Tibetan does approach the Sanskrit more closely with tshig ...

Google previewLittell's Living Age (1892)

by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell

But spite is the product of empty lives and mean vexations, of a poor soil, a poor scale of living; and betoken a dwindling power both of love and hate. Like the life in the Spanish cloister of which Browning gives so graphic and hateful a picture, ...

Google previewThe Living Age (1892)

But spite is the product of empty lives and mean vexations, of a poor soil, a poor scale of living; and betoken a dwindling power both of love and hate. Like the life in the Spanish cloister of which Browning gives so graphic and hateful a picture, ...

Google previewEvolutionary Analysis (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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 increases. Thus, other things being ...

Google previewWatertown (2002)

by Florence T. Crowell

The othet spite is the second Episcopal cbutch, built in 1794 on the gieen. ln 1772, Rev. John Ttumbull, ministet of the Congtegation nl chutch, built the latge house to the tight of the chutches. The small building in the fotegtound was a school ...

Google previewThe Cry for Myth (1991)

by Rollo May

For the patient's envy and spite is the beginning of something positive, something that can be constructively used.

Google previewThe Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The Sunday school hive, and juvenile companion. Vol.4 [sic]; 3 [no.3]-43 (1875)

The second spite is the spite of revenge. Revenge is folly — it is madness. If anyone has done you any harm, it won't do ...

Google previewThe Ecclesiastical Observer (1871)

The second spite is the spite of revenne. Revenge is folly — it is madness. If anyone has done you any harm it won't do you any good to do them harm in return. A young man once insulted Socrates, the great Grecian philosopher, and went so ...

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Spite House

The Spite House Entry Sign.

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Quotes about Spite

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality. (John F. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of S1P3I1T1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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