Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Spite"

The meaning of "Spite" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does spite mean?
A: to "do something out of spite" or "spite someone" means to hurt someone intentionally, maybe because they've hurt you in the past or you think they deserve it, or maybe you're just jealous. For example, maybe you work at a company and you decide not to give an applicant the position because they are your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. She did nothing wrong but you want to hurt her in this way, "out of spite"
Q: What does out of spite mean?
A: if you're doing something "out of spite" it means you're doing it just to be hurtful.
Q: What does He's doing it out of spite. mean?
A: He's doing it just to get back at someone (usually someone he really doesn't like or someone who he feels has wronged him in some way).
Q: What does in spite of.... mean?
A: It is like despite of something: "I went to the cinema in spite of/despite of not having any money"
Q: What does “I did out of spite" mean?
A: @Forsenicola: "I did it out of spite" means that you did something bad because you were jealous or angry

Example sentences using "Spite"

Q: Please show me example sentences with in spite of .
A: I loved him in spite of all he had done. I still went to his house in spite of my mother's warnings. *in spite of and the word 'despite' can be used interchangeably *
Q: Please show me example sentences with in spite of what happened to me.
A: In spite of what happened to me, I’m healthier than ever. You may also say: Despite what happened to me, I’m healthier than ever. This sentence sounds more natural but the words “in spite” and “despite” can be used to mean the same thing.
Q: Please show me example sentences with In spite of.
A: @EvelinChz( despite/ in spite of) significan lo mismo (a pesar de/ no obstante) Despite I didn't study, I passed the test. In spite of I didn't study, I passed the test. Despite it was raining, we went out. In spite of it was raining, we went out. Despite I studied hard, I failed the test. In spite of I studied hard, I failed the test.
Q: Please show me example sentences with spite.
A: In spite of everything, she continued to have a good attitude. (Everything here implies trouble.) He started dating his new girlfriend just to spite his old girlfriend.
Q: Please show me example sentences with in spite of myself.
A: "In spite of oneself" means "although one did not want or expect to do so." I smiled in spite of myself.

Synonyms of "Spite" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between despite and in spite of ?
A: "Despite" sounds like, "even with the difficulties." We made it, despite the potholes the size of Delaware. "In spite of" sounds like something was actively trying to stop you. "She won the tournament, in spite of her rival's fouls."
Q: What is the difference between in spite of and regardless of ?
A: "In spite of" = "Despite." An example is "In spite of being sick, I still made a good grade on my test." "Regardless" = It means almost the same thing as 'in spite of,' or 'despite.' These two words mean similar things, but they are used differently. For example: "In spite of the traffic, I still made it to work on time." = "Despite the traffic, I still made it to work on time." "Regardless" is used normally to mean 'anyway.' For example: "She said her car broke down so she couldn't come to work. Regardless, she could have taken the bus." Do you notice how you could've said "In spite of that, she could've taken the bus"? Hopefully that helps!
Q: What is the difference between In spite of and Despite of ?
A: 同じなんだけど、 ◯ in spite of ✕ despite of ◯ despite In spite of her complaining, I think she had a good time. Despite her complaining, I think she had a good time. We enjoyed the picnic, in spite of the rain. We enjoyed the picnic, despite the rain. http://grammarist.com/usage/despite-in-spite-of/
Q: What is the difference between Despite and in spite of ?
A: Despite the lack of evidence he was charged with the crime. In spite of being charged with the crime he didn't give up.
Q: What is the difference between Although and in spite of ?
A: They have the same meaning but normally you would say 'in spite of' instead of 'although' when you want to say that something was able to be done even though there were difficult circumstances/obstacles in the way. Ex: • In spite of the fierce competition from the other members, Sashihara Rino was able to once again win the Senbatsu Sousenkyo. • In spite of his fear of heights, he was able to climb the mountain. • Although he was already late for work he stopped at 7-11 to buy some cigarettes. • Although she was already full she kept eating. In spite of also sounds more poetic or formal but not too formal. Although they have completely different meanings, its sort of like the difference between 着く and たどり着く.

Translations of "Spite"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? In spite of afternoon, There are many tired old men here and there.
A: "Even though it's afternoon, There's a lot of old people who're tired"
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? In spite of his constant bragging he lost the match and had to eat humble pie
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? in spite of such pessimistic beliefs, recent research seems to indicate that social network sites may not be as detrimental as some may think
A: This sentence is hard to answer in only ten seconds :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What is the different between in spite of and Despite?
A: It means the exact same thing actually. It’s used exactly the same way too.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? When to use “In spite of” “Despite of” “In spite the fact” and “Despite the fact” ???
A: @Tearii What @SFG147 wrote above is all perfectly correct. I'll only add to it to answer your specific questions: >When to use “In spite of” “Despite of” “In spite the fact” and “Despite the fact” There is no "despite OF", just "despite". Your only correct choices are "in spite of" or "despite". It is incorrect to use "in spite the fact"; it's "in spite OF the fact". It is incorrect to use "despite OF"; it's simply "despite". "In spite of" is precisely the same as "despite".

Other questions about "Spite"

Q: Although he is rich, still unhappy. In spite of his riches, still unhappy. does this sound natural?
A: I think if you add a topic in front of still unhappy, it would be more natural. Eg: Although he is rich, he is still unhappy.
Q: She wasn't feeling well, but in spite of this she went to work. does this sound natural?
A: 1. Inspite of and despite means exactly the same thing and with the same usage. Despite just sounds a bit more formal. 2. Redundancy in this case is acceptable for stronger emphasis, but I think it should be reserved for speech. 3. Never say "in spite of that" because "in spite of" and "despite" do not introduce clauses (e.g. That-clause).
Q: "Despite" and "in spite", as far as I know, means basically the same thing. I know that "despite this fact (...)" is valid. But when we have "In spite this fact (...)", shouldn't there be "in spite OF this f...
A: You are correct. It would be 'in spite of this fact...' if there is no 'of' in the sentence it would not be correct English. Both words are interchangeable but 'despite' is used more often, mainly in literature, not verbally.
Q: when should I use regardless , when despite , when in spite of ?. Are there difference between them?
A: This is hard to explain but I'll do my best. "Regardless" is used when something important is being ignored. (Regardless of his girlfriends feelings, john decided to go abroad with his family) "Despite" is similar, but it is used when there's some force working against you or what you think. (Despite being in a wheelchair, this man climbed Mount Everest. Despite what you may have heard, I am not quitting the team.) "In spite of/ to spite" is similar, but is used when the motivation for the action was because someone said you couldn't, shouldn't, or asked you not to. (I asked john not to leave the seat up on the toilet, and now he's doing it on purpose to spite me. *i thought scolding my son would make him behave, but now he's acting even worse in spite of me.)
Q: In spite of her faults, I like her. does this sound natural?
A: @peterhferrer: I meant to hit natural :$ sorry!

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