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Noun

spite (uncountable)

  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.
    He was so filled with spite for his ex-wife, he could not hold down a job.
  2. Vexation; chagrin; mortification.

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Verb

Infinitive
to spite

Third person singular
spit

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to spite (third-person singular simple present spit, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (obsolete) To be angry at; to hate.
  2. (transitive) To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
    She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband."
  3. (transitive) To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.

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