What does spite mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term spite:


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

How to pronounce spite?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say spite in sign language?

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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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Strive to win or learn in spite of competition.

  2. Laurence J. Peter:

    In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.

  3. Benjamin Jowett:

    You must believe in God in spite of what the clergy say.

  4. Victor Hugo:

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

  5. Donald Robert Perry Marquis:

    Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.

Images & Illustrations of spite

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