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'Shite' is Scots or Irish slang for the obvious equivalent, although its usage is pretty widespread all over Britain and Ireland, not just by those of Scots or Irish origin. Pronounced like kite would be in whatever British or Irish accent you speak with and used just as the ordinary word is (oh shite, that's a shite situation, this job is a pile of shite, ...


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It is a vulgar, possibly offensive term: Shite: colloquial modern alternative spelling of shit (n.), preserving the original vowel of the Old English verb. (Etymonline) Shite ‎(plural shites) (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) Shit, trash, rubbish. (Britain, Ireland, pejorative) A foolish or deceitful person. He's a useless shite. ...


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Inoffensive and diplomatic come to mind. But there's whole page in the Thesaurus to choose from.



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