What does spite mean?

Definitions for spite
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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

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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

Examples of spite in a Sentence

  1. Gabrielle Anzalone:

    As students, our voices were ironically unheard by those who are supposed to represent us and our interests, in no way am I running to spite the board. If elected, I plan to cooperate and work hard to resolve the issues in my community.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Their talk about improving the economy without giving out the surplus money to the lower- middle & lower income class is like cracking a big joke on the life of many, in spite of realizing that they being appearing to the sensible only funny.

  3. Li Keqiang:

    I explained to Mr Prime Minister that in recent years we have bought quite a lot of passenger aircraft, and there needs to be a period to digest this, in spite of this, we are still willing to strengthen cooperation with France's Airbus.

  4. Salman Baig:

    In spite of the significant sell-off of most growth-oriented assets since mid-February, we are concerned there is further downside ahead, the violent market action should not be understated, but the underlying cause – an accelerating pandemic requiring large parts of the economy to shut down – is still with us.

  5. Jan Smuts:

    Nazism ... destroys the very soul of our civilization ... I have not taken the same grave view of Bolshevism, for it never was clear to me that Bolshevism, in spite of its brutalities and cruelties, really threatened the essentials of our ethical civilization. And after all it was a revolution of a semi-barbarous people against a rotten government and an effete church. Nazi-ism in highly cultured Germany is a very different affair.

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