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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- 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.
- Vexation; chagrin; mortification.
ill-will or hatred toward another; a desire to vex or injure
vexation, chagrin, mortification
Third person singular
- (transitive) (obsolete) To be angry at; to hate.
- (transitive) To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
- She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband."
- (transitive) To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
to be angry at; to hate
to fill with spite
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