verb (used with object), spit·ed, spit·ing.
- spite fence,
Origin of spite
Examples from the Web for spite
Like I said, in spite of or because of my circumstances, I was able to accomplish my dreams.
Much of the drama that transpires towards the end of the story is due to the pure love itself, not in spite of it.
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|DAILY BEAST
But Boehner and the Republicans refused, completely out of cowardice and to spite Obama.
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|DAILY BEAST
He was convinced that he ought to join them, and did so in spite of the ridicule of his rich and titled friends.The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
In spite of their manners, however, these fellows are the biggest cheats on earth.Albert Ballin|Bernhard Huldermann
To bring Torella to my feet—to possess my Juliet in spite of him—all this my wealth could easily achieve.
Unless this were done the monks would suffer lack; so some one had to be sent, in spite of the last mutterings of the revolt.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
"I didn't know Jim had any particular partiality for me," said Fred, but he felt kindlier toward the boy in spite of himself.The Calico Cat|Charles Miner Thompson
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.