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English definition of “spite”

spite

verb [T]     /spaɪt/
to intentionally annoy, upset, or hurt someone: I almost think he died without making a will just to spite his family.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of spite verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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