As nouns the difference between spite and spide
is that spite
is ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; a desire to vex or injure; petty malice; grudge; rancor while spide
is (northern irish english|pejorative) a chav or smick.
As a verb spite
is to treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
As a preposition spite
is notwithstanding; despite.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From a shortening of (etyl) despit, from (etyl) despit (whence despite). Compare also Dutch spijt.
Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; a desire to vex or injure; petty malice; grudge; rancor.
- He was so filled with spite for his ex-wife, he could not hold down a job.
- They did it just for spite .
(obsolete) Vexation; chagrin; mortification.
- This is the deadly spite that angers.
- "The time is out of joint: O cursed spite." Shakespeare, Hamlet
To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
(obsolete) To be angry at; to hate.
- She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband.
To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
- The Danes, then pagans, spited places of religion. — Fuller.
- Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavoured to abolish not only their learning, but their language. — Sir. W. Temple.
(Northern Irish English, pejorative) a chav or smick.
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