What does spite mean?

Definitions for spitespaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom(noun)

    feeling a need to see others suffer

  2. cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastiness(verb)

    malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

  3. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

Wiktionary

  1. spite(Noun)

    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. spite(Noun)

    Vexation; chagrin; mortification.

  3. spite(Verb)

    To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.

    She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband.

  4. spite(Verb)

    To be angry at; to hate.

    The Danes, then pagans, spited places of religion. uE000116154uE001 Fuller.

  5. spite

    To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.

    Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavoured to abolish not only their learning, but their language. uE000116155uE001 Sir. W. Temple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spite(noun)

    ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite

  2. Spite(noun)

    vexation; chargrin; mortification

  3. Spite(verb)

    to be angry at; to hate

  4. Spite(verb)

    to treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart

  5. Spite(verb)

    to fill with spite; to offend; to vex

Freebase

  1. 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. In this language, spite is difficult to analyze because one has to assess two sets of preferences. For example, in the divide and choose method, a spiteful player would have to make a trade-off between depriving his opponent of cake, and getting more himself. Within the field of social evolution, spite is used to describe those social behaviors that have a negative impact on both the actor and recipient. Spite can be favored by kin selection when: it leads to an indirect benefit to some third party that is sufficiently related to the actor; or when it is directed primarily at negatively related individuals. Negative relatedness occurs when two individuals are less related than average.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spite

    spīt, n. grudge: lasting ill-will: hatred.—v.t. to vex: to thwart: to hate.—adj. Spite′ful, full of spite: desirous to vex or injure: malignant.—adv. Spite′fully.—n. Spite′fulness.—In spite of, in opposition to all efforts of, in defiance of, in contempt of. [Short for despite.]

Anagrams for spite »

  1. Piets

  2. Stipe

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victor Hugo:

    Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed

  3. Victor Hugo:

    The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

  4. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji:

    In spite of that, I'm sincerely happy that my work is now being seen worldwide and that I've been able to show Iran to others through my art.

  5. President Obama:

    Why would you cut off your nose to spite your face by defunding the very operations that are involved in making sure we have strong border security?

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