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English noun: spite

1. spite (feeling) feeling a need to see others suffer


Synonymsmalice, maliciousness, spitefulness, venom


Broader (hypernym)malevolence, malignity

2. spite (attribute) malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty


Synonymsbitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spitefulness


Broader (hypernym)malevolence, malevolency, malice


English verb: spite

1. spite (emotion) hurt the feelings of


SamplesShe hurt me when she did not include me among her guests.
This remark really bruised my ego.


ExamplesSam cannot spite Sue


Synonymsbruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)abase, affront, chagrin, diss, humble, humiliate, insult, lacerate, mortify, sting









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