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spite

 
 
pronunciation:
spaIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
in spite of
part of speech: noun
definition: the wish to hurt, bother, or embarrass a person.
He told my secret out of spite.
synonyms:
animosity, hostility, ill will, malice
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: spites, spiting, spited
definition: to act with spite toward.
To spite them, she did not show up at their party.
synonyms:
hurt
antonyms:
please
similar words:
bother, grudge, harm, humiliate, wound
phrase: in spite of