Skites vs Spites - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between skites and spites

is that skites is (skite) while spites is (spite).

skites

English

Verb

(head)
  • (skite)

  • skite

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.
  • A contemptible person.
  • (Irish) A drinking binge.
  • * 2008 , Tony Black, Paying for It , page 214,
  • I needed alcohol to stop my nerves rattling. This felt like the longest period I?d been without my drug of choice for at least three years.
    I needed to go on a skite .
  • (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) One who skites , a boaster.
  • Verb

    (skit)
  • (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) To boast.
  • * The Ragtime Army'', WWI Australian Army song, cited in 2004, Graham Seal, ''Inventing Anzac: The Digger And National Mythology , page 53,
  • You boast and skite from morn to night / And think you?re very brave, / But the men who really did the job / Are dead and in their graves.
  • * 2005 , , page 159,
  • That Smasher'', he said, and forced laugh. ''My word he can spin a yarn!'' She glanced towards him, her face halved by the lamplight. ''Just skiting , you reckon?
  • * 2006 , Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push , page 405,
  • “England is mine,” Henry says over a pint. “I hope that?s not skiting .”
    “That?s not skiting , sport. Edward Garnett reckons you?re the best new thing in the Empire, and so do I. Good on you, mate, nothing on earth can stop you now! Here?s mud in your eye.”
  • (Northern Ireland) To skim or slide along a surface.
  • (Scotland, slang) To slip, such as on ice.
  • (Scotland, slang) To drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • (archaic, vulgar) To shit.
  • * 1653 , '', Chapter XIII: ''How Gargantua?s wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech ,
  • There is no need of wiping one?s tail, said Gargantua, but when it is foul; foul it cannot be, unless one have been a-skiting'; ' skite then we must before we wipe our tails.

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    spites

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spite)
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    spite

    English

    Etymology 1

    From a shortening of (etyl) despit, from (etyl) despit (whence despite). Compare also Dutch spijt.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • 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 .
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is the deadly spite that angers.
  • (obsolete) Vexation; chagrin; mortification.
  • "The time is out of joint: O cursed spite." Shakespeare, Hamlet

    Verb

    (spit)
  • To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
  • She soon married again, to spite her ex-husband.
  • (obsolete) To be angry at; to hate.
  • The Danes, then pagans, spited places of religion. — Fuller.
  • To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
  • Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavoured to abolish not only their learning, but their language. — Sir. W. Temple.

    See also

    * malignant * malicious

    Etymology 2

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Notwithstanding; despite.
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