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1 spite /ˈspaɪt/ noun
1 spite
/ˈspaɪt/
noun
Learner's definition of SPITE
[noncount]
: a desire to harm, anger, or defeat another person especially because you feel that you have been treated wrongly in some way

in spite of

: without being prevented by (something) : despite used to say that something happens or is true even though there is something that might prevent it from happening or being true

in spite of yourself

: even though you do not want to or expect to
2 spite /ˈspaɪt/ verb
spites; spited; spiting
2 spite
/ˈspaɪt/
verb
spites; spited; spiting
Learner's definition of SPITE
[+ object]
: to deliberately annoy, upset, or hurt (someone)

cut off your nose to spite your face

see 1nose
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