spite

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spite(
spayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (ill will)
a. el rencor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The cat scratched the furniture out of spite because its owner wouldn't play with him.El gato arañó los muebles por rencor porque su dueño no jugaba con él.
b. el resentimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She told everybody her boyfriend's secrets out of spite after they broke up.Le contó a todos los secretos de su novio por resentimiento después de que rompieran.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to treat with malice)
a. molestar
She brought her new boyfriend to the reunion to spite her ex-husband.Trajo su nuevo novio a la reunión para molestar a su exmarido.
b. fastidiar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He's only assigning this much work to spite us, not so we can learn anything.Nos asigna tanto trabajo solo para fastidiarnos, no para que aprendamos nada.
c. herir
I only declined her invitation to the party to spite her.Solo rechacé la invitación a su fiesta para herirla.
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spite
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (malice)
a. el rencor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
out of spitepor rencor
in spite of…a pesar de…
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. fastidiar
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spite [spaɪt]
noun
1 (ill will) rencor (m); ojeriza (f)
to do sth out of or from spite hacer algo por inquina; to have a spite against sb tener rencor a or hacia algn
2
in spite of (despite) a pesar de; pese a; in spite of the fact that a pesar de que; pese a que; in spite of herself a pesar de sí misma; in spite of all he says a pesar de todo lo que dice
transitive verb
herir; dañar
she just does it to spite me lo hace solamente para causarme pena
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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