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 for spite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spite \Spite\, n. [Abbreviated fr. despite.]
     1. Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the
        disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice;
        grudge; rancor; despite. --Pope.
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              This is the deadly spite that angers. --Shak.
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     2. Vexation; chargrin; mortification. [R.] --Shak.
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     In spite of, or Spite of, in opposition to all efforts
        of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding.
        "Continuing, spite of pain, to use a knee after it had
        been slightly injured." --H. Spenser. "And saved me in
        spite of the world, the devil, and myself." --South. "In
        spite of all applications, the patient grew worse every
        day." --Arbuthnot. See Syn. under Notwithstanding.
     To owe one a spite, to entertain a mean hatred for him.
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     Syn: Pique, rancor; malevolence; grudge.
     Usage: Spite, Malice. Malice has more reference to the
            disposition, and spite to the manifestation of it in
            words and actions. It is, therefore, meaner than
            malice, thought not always more criminal. " Malice . .
            . is more frequently employed to express the
            dispositions of inferior minds to execute every
            purpose of mischief within the more limited circle of
            their abilities." --Cogan. "Consider eke, that spite
            availeth naught." --Wyatt. See Pique.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spite \Spite\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spited; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To be angry at; to hate. [Obs.]
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              The Danes, then . . . pagans, spited places of
              religion.                             --Fuller.
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     2. To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
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     3. To fill with spite; to offend; to vex. [R.]
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              Darius, spited at the Magi, endeavored to abolish
              not only their learning, but their language. --Sir.
                                                    W. Temple.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: malice,
           maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom]
      2: malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
         [syn: cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness,
      v 1: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
           me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
           [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "spite":
     Anglophobia, Russophobia, Schadenfreude, abhorrence, abomination,
     animosity, annoy, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antipathy, aversion,
     belligerence, bigotry, bitchiness, bitterness, bone to pick,
     cattiness, clash, clashing, collision, conflict, contention,
     crow to pick, crow to pluck, despite, despitefulness, detestation,
     discomfit, disconcert, dislike, execration, friction,
     gall and wormwood, gloating pleasure, grudge, hate, hatred,
     hostility, hurt, ignoring, ill, ill will, in defiance of,
     in spite of, injure, irritate, loathing, malevolence, malice,
     maliciousness, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, needle,
     notwithstanding, odium, offend, peeve, pet peeve, pique, provoke,
     put out, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, racism, rancor,
     regardless of, repugnance, resentment, spitefulness, spleen,
     unholy joy, upset, venom, vex, vials of hate, vials of wrath,
     vindictiveness, wound, xenophobia

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