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spite

spite

 
 
pronunciation:
spaIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in spite of
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the malicious wish to hurt, bother, or humiliate someone.
synonyms:
animosity, hostility, ill will, malice
antonyms:
benevolence
definition 2: a particular instance of such a wish.
synonyms:
grudge, ill will
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spited, spites, spiting
definition: to act toward (someone) with spite.
synonyms:
hurt
antonyms:
please
similar words:
bother, gall, grudge, harm, humiliate, pique, wound
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phrase: in spite of