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1‘he'd think I was saying it out of spite’
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
benevolence, goodwill, affection
1‘I used to worry that you would make trouble, just to spite Martin’
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
‘in spite of their mutual dislike, he had helped her’
despite, notwithstanding, regardless of, for all
undeterred by, in defiance of, in the face of
even though, although
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