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spitenoun [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.
(Definition of spite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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spitenoun

uk   /spaɪt/ us   /spaɪt/
  • spite noun (DESPITE)

in spite of sth

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B1 (used before one fact that makes another fact surprising) despite: In spite of his injury, Ricardo will play in Saturday's match.
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 .

spiteverb [T]

uk   /spaɪt/ us   /spaɪt/
(Definition of spite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spite”
in Korean 악의, 앙심…
in Arabic ضَغينة, حِقْد…
in Malaysian rasa busuk hati…
in French rancune…
in Russian злоба…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管…
in Italian dispetto, spregio…
in Turkish kin, garaz, nispet…
in Polish złośliwość, złość…
in Spanish maldad, rencor, fastidiar…
in Vietnamese mối hận thù, sự giận…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 不管…
in Indonesian itikad buruk…
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