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Meaning & Definition of Spite in English

English

Spite

/spaɪt/

noun

1. Feeling a need to see others suffer

    synonym:
  • malice
  • ,
  • maliciousness
  • ,
  • spite
  • ,
  • spitefulness
  • ,
  • venom

2. Malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

    synonym:
  • cattiness
  • ,
  • bitchiness
  • ,
  • spite
  • ,
  • spitefulness
  • ,
  • nastiness

verb

1. Hurt the feelings of

  • "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"
  • "This remark really bruised my ego"
    synonym:
  • hurt
  • ,
  • wound
  • ,
  • injure
  • ,
  • bruise
  • ,
  • offend
  • ,
  • spite

Examples of using

Tom refuses to retire in spite of his age.
He brought me a coffee, in spite of that I'd asked for a tea.
In spite of all his efforts, he failed the exam.