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Definition of Spite

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

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
Anne Frank
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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
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