Translation: from spanish

out of spite

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  • out of spite — out of a desire to irritate, maliciously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • out — [out] adv. [ME < OE ut, akin to ON út, Ger aus < IE base * ud , up, up away > Sans úd , L us(que)] 1. a) away from, forth from, or removed from a place, position, or situation [they live ten miles out] b) away from home [to go out for… …   English World dictionary

  • Spite house — A spite house is a building generally found in an urban environment that is constructed or modified because someone that the builder feels has wronged him does not want it there. Typically built to annoy someone, in most cases a neighbor, these… …   Wikipedia

  • spite — spite1 W3 [spaıt] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: despite (noun) (13 20 centuries); DESPITE] 1.) in spite of sth without being affected or prevented by something = ↑despite ▪ We went out in spite of the rain. ▪ Kelly loved her husband in spite of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spite — spite1 [ spaıt ] noun uncount ** a feeling of wanting to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair: a candidate motivated by political spite out of spite: She refused out of spite. in spite of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spite — 1 noun 1 in spite of without being prevented by something; despite: We went out in spite of the rain. | in spite of the fact that: Kelly loved her husband in spite of the fact that he drank too much. 2 (U) a feeling of wanting to hurt or upset… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spite — [[t]spa͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PHR PREP You use in spite of to introduce a fact which makes the rest of the statement you are making seem surprising. Josef Krips at the State Opera hired her in spite of the fact that she had never sung on stage... Their… …   English dictionary

  • spite — n. 1) in spite of 2) out of spite (they did it out of spite) * * * [spaɪt] in spiteof out of spite (they did it out of spite) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • spite — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, sheer ▪ personal (esp. BrE) VERB + SPITE ▪ be full of, feel ▪ She was angry and full of spite …   Collocations dictionary

  • spite — I UK [spaɪt] / US noun [uncountable] ** a feeling of wanting to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair a candidate motivated by political spite out of spite: She refused out of spite. • in spite …   English dictionary

  • spite*/ — [spaɪt] noun [U] I a feeling of wanting to upset someone or to cause problems for them She refused out of spite.[/ex] • in spite of sth used for referring to a fact that makes something else surprising (= despite)[/ex] In spite of feeling tired,… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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