he put the house up for sale to spite his family
A desire to hurt, annoy, or offend someone
he'd think I was saying it out of spite
An instance of such a desire; a grudge
it seemed as if the wind had a spite at her
hurt: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
malice: feeling a need to see others suffer
cattiness: malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
In fair division problems, spite is a phenomenon that occurs when a player's value of an allocation decreases when one or more other players' valuation increases. ...
The Hardcore punk rock band, Spite, was an essential musical hub in the Michigan hardcore scene. It was made up of members from other notable bands, who branched out to play an essential role in the musical community, both inside and outside the region. ...
Spite is to intentionally annoy, hurt, or upset. Spiteful words or actions are delivered in such a way in which it's clear that the person is delivering them just to annoy, hurt, or upset. When the intent to annoy, hurt, or upset is shown subtly, behavior is considered catty.
Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; a desire to vex or injure; petty malice; grudge; rancor; Vexation; chagrin; mortification; (obsolete) To be angry at; to hate; To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart; To fill with ...
Holding a grudge. Seeking revenge, often via passive aggression.
Theoretical form of communication in which both the sender and receiver experience a decrease in fitness. The only known examples of this behavior occur in humans only. ...