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Definition of Spite


  1. Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite.
  2. Vexation; chargrin; mortification.
  3. To be angry at; to hate.
  4. To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
  5. To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.

Spite Quotations

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Charles Kingsley

A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
Christopher Reeve

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
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Spite Translations

spite in Dutch is trots
spite in French is rancune
spite in Italian is nonostante, rancore
spite in Spanish is rencor, animosidad
spite in Swedish is ondska, agg