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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spite

    Enmity is the state of being an enemy or the feeling and disposition characterizing an enemy (compare ENEMY). Animosity denotes a feeling more active and vehement, but often less enduring and determined, than enmity. Enmity distinctly recognizes its object as an enemy, to be met or dealt with accordingly. Hostility is enmity in action; the term hostilities between nations denotes actual armed collision. Bitterness is a resentful feeling arising from a belief that one has been wronged; acrimony is a kindred feeling, but deeper and more persistent, and may arise from the crossing of one's wishes or plans by another, where no injustice or wrong is felt. Antagonism, as between two competing authors or merchants, does not necessarily imply enmity, but ordinarily suggests a shade, at least, of hostile feeling. Malice is a disposition or intent to injure others, for the gratification of some evil passion; malignity is intense and violent enmity, hatred, or malice. Compare synonyms for ACRIMONY; ANGER; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, animosity, antagonism, bitterness, enmity, hatred, hostility, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, rancor

    Antonyms:
    agreement, alliance, amity, concord, friendship, harmony, kindliness, kindness, regard, sympathy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spite

    Synonyms:
    malice, malevolence, grudge, pique, hatred, ill-will, vindictiveness, rancor, spleen

    Antonyms:
    good will, benevolence, kindliness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venomnoun

    feeling a need to see others suffer

    Synonyms:
    nastiness, cattiness, malevolence, malevolency, spitefulness, venom, malice, bitchiness, maliciousness

  2. cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastinessverb

    malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

    Synonyms:
    nastiness, cattiness, filth, spitefulness, venom, malice, filthiness, bitchiness, foulness, maliciousness

  3. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, suffer, smart, violate, shock, appall, wound, transgress, scandalise, pique, contuse, appal, scandalize, outrage, bruise, go against, breach, pain, offend, infract, anguish, ache, break

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spitenoun

    Synonyms:
    malice, malevolence, rancor, venom, gall, malignity, maliciousness, hate, grudge, pique, ill-nature

  2. spitenoun

    Synonyms:
    defiance, opposition, despite, contempt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spitenoun

    Synonyms:
    malignity, malice, rancor, hate, resentment, defiance, spleen

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spite":

    regret, sorrow, weigh, sympathy, despite, sadness, grief, defiance

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How to use spite in a sentence?

  1. Parker Singleton:

    Our hypothesis is that in a diseased state, your brain is going to have higher energy hills and lower energy valleys. More so than a placebo, different parts of their brain can’t talk to each other, that’s why someone stuck in a negative pattern of thought could be having a hard time — in spite of new evidence they’re not able to see that there are reasons to be happy. Psychedelic therapy could flatten out that energy landscape again and allow more information to come in. It could allow depressed or anxious people to update their models of the world.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed

  3. Helen Perry:

    [ I had ] 60 hours in a lovely cabin with a gorgeous view … best sick bed I've ever stayed in, i enjoyed Helen Perry enormously in spite of it.

  4. Shane Huntley:

    Over the past two years, we have seen this threat actor evolve, from the types of content they publish to the tactics they use to amplify it. However the most significant features of this network remain its scale and persistence, in spite of low engagement levels. That is why we've taken an aggressive approach to identifying and removing disinformation from this network, we anticipate they will continue to experiment to drive higher engagement and encourage others in the community to continue tracking this actor, shedding light on their operations and taking action against them.

  5. Simone Weil:

    Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.


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