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spite

noun [U]  us   /spɑɪt/
the desire to annoy, upset, or hurt someone: He let the air out of your tires just for spite.
spite
verb [T]  us   /spɑɪt/
I think he died without making a will just to spite his family.
spiteful
adjective  us   /ˈspɑɪt·fəl/
They were just spiteful gossips spreading rumors.
Translations of “spite”
in Arabic ضَغينة, حِقْد…
in Korean 악의, 앙심…
in Malaysian rasa busuk hati…
in French rancune…
in Turkish kin, garaz, nispet…
in Italian dispetto, spregio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管…
in Russian злоба…
in Polish złośliwość, złość…
in Vietnamese mối hận thù, sự giận…
in Spanish rencor…
in Portuguese ódio, rancor, malvadez…
in Thai เจตนาร้าย…
in German die Boshaftigkeit…
in Catalan despit, rancúnia…
in Japanese 恨み, 遺恨(いこん)…
in Indonesian itikad buruk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不管…
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