verb (used with object), spit·ed, spit·ing.
- spite fence,
Origin of spite
Examples from the Web for spiting
Oh yes, she was spiting herself as well as Tony; but considering the circumstances the sacrifice seemed necessary.Jerry|Jean Webster
Miss Burney said that 'Mr. Cumberland is notorious for hating and envying and spiting all authors in the dramatic line.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
In addition Dupuy, the head of the Cabinet, seemed to be spiting the new President.A History of the Third French Republic|C. H. C. Wright
Are you quite sure you won't be spiting yourself as well as me over this business?The Tinted Venus|F. Anstey
It keeps their hand in; they have a pleasure in spiting those above them whenever they can do it.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
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.