Synonyms of spite in English:

spite


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noun

1‘he'd think I was saying it out of spite’

SYNONYMS
malice, maliciousness, ill will, ill feeling, spitefulness, bitterness, animosity, hostility, antagonism, enmity, resentment, resentfulness, rancour, malevolence, venom, spleen, gall, malignance, malignity, evil intentions, envy, hate, hatred, vengeance, vengefulness, vindictiveness
nastiness, mean-spiritedness, meanness
informal bitchiness, cattiness
literary maleficence
ANTONYMS

benevolence, goodwill, affection


verb

1‘I used to worry that you would make trouble, just to spite Martin’

SYNONYMS
upset, hurt, wound, distress, injure
annoy, irritate, vex, displease, provoke, gall, peeve, pique, offend, put out
thwart, foil, frustrate
informal aggravate, rile, miff
vulgar slang piss off
ANTONYMS

please


Phrases

    in spite of

    ‘in spite of their mutual dislike, he had helped her’


    SYNONYMS
    despite, notwithstanding, regardless of, for all
    undeterred by, in defiance of, in the face of
    even though, although