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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spite /ˈspaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spite n.
 1. Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite.
    This is the deadly spite that angers.   --Shak.
 2. Vexation; chargrin; mortification. [R.]
 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 injured.” --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)

 Spite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spited; p. pr. & vb. n. Spiting.]
 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) 2.0

      n 1: feeling a need to see others 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"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
          [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend]