In addition Dupuy, the head of the Cabinet, seemed to be spiting the new President.
The idea of spiting a town because there has been a row in it seems to me to be preposterous.
Are you quite sure you won't be spiting yourself as well as me over this business?
Nothing else on the river but the usual guards of spiting devil.
Moreover, in their present mood each of these women saw a chance of spiting another by depriving her of the job.
He gives his money to hospitals because the last pleasure of which he is capable is that of spiting his relations.
I no longer indulged the ungracious idea of spiting her against me, and, by degrees, all my other fears were allayed.
Oh yes, she was spiting herself as well as Tony; but considering the circumstances the sacrifice seemed necessary.
It keeps their hand in; they have a pleasure in spiting those above them whenever they can do it.
The master was in the habit of "spiting" C——; that is to say, of taking every opportunity to be severe with him, nobody knew why.
c.1300, shortened form of despit "malice" (see despite). Corresponding to Middle Dutch spijt, Middle Low German spyt, Middle Swedish spit. Commonly spelled spight c.1575-1700. The verb is attested from c.1400. Phrase in spite of is recorded from c.1400.