Smites vs Spites - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between smites and spites

is that smites is (smite) while spites is (spite).




  • (smite)
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  • (lb) To hit.
  • *(Bible), (w) v.39:
  • *:Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
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  • *:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  • *1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), , Ch.IV:
  • *:"Right you are!" I cried. "We must believe the other until we prove it false. We can't afford to give up heart now, when we need heart most. The branch was carried down by a river, and we are going to find that river." I smote my open palm with a clenched fist, to emphasize a determination unsupported by hope.
  • To strike down or kill with godly force.
  • To injure with divine power.
  • To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
  • To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
  • *(William Wake) (1657-1737)
  • *:Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.
  • To strike with love or infatuation.
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  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:the charms that smite the simple heart
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  • (spite)
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    Etymology 1

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


  • 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


    (English prepositions)
  • Notwithstanding; despite.
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