|1.||maliciousness involving the desire to harm another; venomous ill will|
|2.||an instance of such malice; grudge|
|3.||archaic something that induces vexation|
|4.||(preposition) in spite of in defiance of; regardless of; notwithstanding|
|5.||to annoy in order to vent spite|
|6.||archaic to offend|
|[C13: variant of |
see in spite of.