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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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