Translation of spite in Spanish:

spite

Pronunciation: /spaɪt/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (malice) maldad (feminine); (resentment) rencor (masculine), resentimiento (masculine) she did it out of o from sheer spite lo hizo por pura maldad/por puro rencor or resentimiento
    More example sentences
    • Those of a pure heart who would never hurt anyone in sheer spite.
    • He hoped she grew out of her hatefulness one day, and hoped that there was a good reason why she was so full of malice and spite.
    • It means that we are subjects of jealousy and envy and malice and spite and hatred.
  • 2in spite of (as preposition/como preposición) a pesar de in spite of everything a pesar de todo, pese a todo, a pesar de los pesares [colloquial/familiar] in spite of the fact that … a pesar de que …, pese a que … she did it in spite of herself lo hizo a pesar de que no era esa su intención

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • molestar, fastidiar he only does it to spite me lo hace solo para molestarme or [colloquial/familiar] fastidiarme (stronger) lo hace solo para herirme or mortificarme she's only spiting herself by not going to the party la única que se fastidia no yendo a la fiesta es ella [colloquial/familiar]

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