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SPITE, n. L. Hatred rancor malice malignity malevolence.

Spite, however, is not always synonymous with these words. It often denotes a less deliberate and fixed hatred than malice and malignity, and is often a sudden fit of will excited by temporary vexation. It is the effect of extreme irritation, and is accompanied with a desire of revenge, or at least a desire to vex the object of will.

Be gone, ye critics, and restrain your spite Codrus writes on, and will for ever write.

In spite of, in opposition to all efforts in defiance or contempt of. Sometimes spite of is used without in, but not elegantly. It is often used without expressing any malignity of meaning.

Whom God made use of to speak a word in season, and saved me in spite of the world, the devil and myself.

In spite of all applications, the patient grew worse every day.

To owe one a spite, to entertain a temporary hatred for something.

SPITE,

1. To be angry or vexed at.
2. To mischief to vex to treat maliciously to thwart.
3. To fill with spite or vexation to offend to vex.

Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavored to abolish not only their learning but their language. Not used.

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Entry for 'Spite'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​s/spite.html.
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