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English definition of “spite”


noun (DESPITE)    /spaɪt/
in spite of sth B1 (used before one fact that makes another fact surprising ) despite : In spite of his injury , Ricardo will play in Saturday's match .Connecting words which express a contrast in spite of yourself used when you do something that you do not intend to do and are trying not to do: She started to laugh , in spite of herself .Connecting words which express a contrast Grammar:In spite of and despiteIn spite of and despite are prepositional expressions.
(Definition of spite noun (DESPITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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