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Spite (sentiment)

To spite is to intentionally annoy, hurt, or upset. Spiteful words or actions are delivered in such a way that it is clear that the person is delivering them just to annoy, hurt, or upset.[1] When the intent to annoy, hurt, or upset is shown subtly, behavior is considered catty.[2]

The Underground Man, in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella Notes from Underground, is an example of spite. His motivation remains constantly spiteful, undercutting his own existence and ability to live.

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  1. ^ http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/spite?view=uk
  2. ^ http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861595550
3. ^ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/04/sprint_surveillance_overbilling_suit/
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