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English definition of “spite”

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.See more
(Definition of spite noun (DESPITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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