verb (used with object), spit·ed, spit·ing.
Origin of spite
Synonyms for spite
Related Words for spitesmalice, resentment, umbrage, pique, gall, hate, contempt, malevolence, venom, maliciousness, antipathy, peeve, revenge, vengefulness, malignity, vengeance, despite, vindictiveness, animosity, rancor
Examples from the Web for spites
Historical Examples of spites
Surely the spites were gathering in force again, and this was their doing.
He spites him by damaging his plants all he can in a sly and ingenious way.The Browning Cyclopdia
She knew what spites were; but the god Pan and Apollo with his harp were unknown forms.
Human meanness is never so pitiful as when it tries to seize on God's judgments as weapons with which to gratify its own spites.The End Of The World
The world of Islam was rent in twain by the spites, greeds, and partisan silliness of a handful of men and women in Medina.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
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.