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English definition of “spite”


noun [U]  /spɑɪt/ us  
the desire to annoy, upset, or hurt someone: He let the air out of your tires just for spite.
verb [T]  /spɑɪt/ us  
I think he died without making a will just to spite his family.
adjective  /ˈspɑɪt·fəl/ us  
They were just spiteful gossips spreading rumors.
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