spite

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
spite

Plural
spites

  1. Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to annoy, harass, irritate, or thwart; a desire to harass, injure or vex; petty malice; grudge; rancor.
    They were so filled with spite for their coach that they lost most of their matches.

Verb[change]

Plain form
spite

Third-person singular
spites

Past tense
spited

Past participle
spited

Present participle
spiting

  1. (transitive) To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
    He soon married again, to spite his ex-wife.
  2. (transitive) To fill with spite; to offend; to harass.
    After calling a foul on one of the players, the referee was spited by him.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
spite

  1. Notwithstanding; despite.