spite

Part of speech: verb

To vex maliciously; thwart.

Part of speech: noun

Malicious bitterness; grudge; a malicious and vexatious act.

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Usage examples "spite":

  1. Besides, he's got a spite against me. - "Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp", Horatio Alger, Jr..
  2. Can you- can you trust me again in spite of it? - "Audrey Craven", May Sinclair.
  3. Grizel cried, and for her sake Tommy tried to look bright, but his head shook in spite of him. - "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.