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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spite  \Spite\,  n.  [Abbreviated  fr  despite.] 
  1.  Ill-will  or  hatred  toward  another,  accompanied  with  the 
  disposition  to  irritate,  annoy,  or  thwart;  petty  malice; 
  grudge;  rancor;  despite.  --Pope. 
  This  is  the  deadly  spite  that  angers.  --Shak. 
  2.  Vexation;  chargrin;  mortification.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  {In  spite  of},  or  {Spite  of},  in  opposition  to  all  efforts 
  of  in  defiance  or  contempt  of  notwithstanding. 
  ``Continuing,  spite  of  pain,  to  use  a  knee  after  it  had 
  been  slightly  ibnjured.''  --H.  Spenser.  ``And  saved  me  in 
  spite  of  the  world,  the  devil,  and  myself.''  --South.  ``In 
  spite  of  all  applications,  the  patient  grew  worse  every 
  day.''  --Arbuthnot.  See  Syn.  under  {Notwithstanding}. 
  {To  owe  one  a  spite},  to  entertain  a  mean  hatred  for  him 
  Syn:  Pique,  rancor;  malevolence;  grudge. 
  Usage:  {Spite},  {Malice}.  Malice  has  more  reference  to  the 
  disposition,  and  spite  to  the  manifestation  of  it  in 
  words  and  actions.  It  is  therefore,  meaner  than 
  malice,  thought  not  always  more  criminal.  ``  Malice  . 
  .  .  is  more  frequently  employed  to  express  the 
  dispositions  of  inferior  minds  to  execute  every 
  purpose  of  mischief  within  the  more  limited  circle  of 
  their  abilities.''  --Cogan.  ``Consider  eke,  that  spite 
  availeth  naught.''  --Wyatt.  See  {Pique}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spite  \Spite\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  be  angry  at  to  hate.  [Obs.] 
  The  Danes,  then  .  .  .  pagans,  spited  places  of 
  religion.  --Fuller. 
  2.  To  treat  maliciously;  to  try  to  injure  or  thwart. 
  3.  To  fill  with  spite;  to  offend;  to  vex.  [R.] 
  Darius,  spited  at  the  Magi,  endeavored  to  abolish 
  not  only  their  learning,  but  their  language.  --Sir. 
  W.  Temple. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  feeling  a  need  to  see  other  suffer  [syn:  {malice},  {maliciousness}, 
  {spitefulness},  {venom}] 
  2:  malevolence  by  virtue  of  being  malicious  or  spiteful  or 
  nasty  [syn:  {cattiness},  {bitchiness},  {spitefulness},  {nastiness}] 
  v  :  hurt  the  feelings  of  "She  hurt  me  when  she  did  not  include 
  me  among  her  guests"  [syn:  {hurt},  {wound},  {injure},  {offend}] 

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