verb (used with object), spit·ed, spit·ing.
Origin of spite
Synonyms for spite
Related Words for spitemalice, resentment, umbrage, pique, gall, hate, contempt, malevolence, venom, maliciousness, antipathy, peeve, revenge, vengefulness, malignity, vengeance, despite, vindictiveness, animosity, rancor
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Contemporary Examples of spite
Like I said, in spite of or because of my circumstances, I was able to accomplish my dreams.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
Much of the drama that transpires towards the end of the story is due to the pure love itself, not in spite of it.The Japanese Women Who Love Gay Anime
December 6, 2014
In spite of that, Stewart had never appeared on the Report until last night, when he joined to discuss his new film, Rosewater.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 23, 2014
But Boehner and the Republicans refused, completely out of cowardice and to spite Obama.For Obama, Hell Week Has Arrived
November 15, 2014
Finally, if they go to war abroad again, it will allow them to grow defense spending in spite of budget caps.Assuming GOP Does Take the Senate, Dems Have Nothing to Fear
Veronique de Rugy
November 1, 2014
Historical Examples of spite
In spite of the wound he seized the musket and forcibly wrested it from our hero.
"In spite of all that, it may be true enough," returned the lawyer, composedly.
I'm afraid of myself, even in spite of our affairs being so bad.
Percival was being forced to cheerfulness in spite of himself.
He would take her in spite of that; overpower her; force her to go.
Word Origin for spite
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.
see in spite of.