spiteful


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spite·ful

 (spīt′fəl)
adj.
Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.

spite′ful·ly adv.
spite′ful·ness n.

spiteful

(ˈspaɪtfʊl)
adj
full of or motivated by spite; vindictive
ˈspitefully adv
ˈspitefulness n

spite•ful

(ˈspaɪt fəl)

adj.
full of spite or malice; malicious.
[1400–50]
spite′ful•ly, adv.
spite′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spiteful - showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurtspiteful - showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
malicious - having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

spiteful

spiteful

adjective
1. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
2. Disposed to seek revenge:
Translations
حَقُودضاغِن، حَقود
zlomyslný
ondskabsfuld
ilkeä
pakostan
illgjarn
意地の悪い
악의적인
retsam
ซึ่งมีเจตนาร้าย
kincinisbetçi
hằn học

spiteful

[ˈspaɪtfʊl] ADJ [person] (= resentful) → rencoroso; (= malicious) → malicioso; [action] → malintencionado
to be spiteful to sbtratar a algn con rencor, ser rencoroso con algn

spiteful

[ˈspaɪtfʊl] adj [person] → malveillant(e); [gossip, remark] → méchant(e)

spiteful

adjboshaft, gemein; (= gloating also)schadenfroh, gehässig

spiteful

[ˈspaɪtfʊl] adj (person, behaviour) → dispettoso/a; (tongue, remark) → maligno/a, velenoso/a

spite

(spait) noun
ill-will or desire to hurt or offend. She neglected to give him the message out of spite.
verb
to annoy, offend or frustrate, because of spite. He only did that to spite me!
ˈspiteful adjective
a spiteful remark/person; You're being very spiteful.
ˈspitefully adverb
ˈspitefulness noun
in spite of
1. taking no notice of. He went in spite of his father's orders.
2. although something has or had happened, is or was a fact etc. In spite of all the rain that had fallen, the ground was still pretty dry.

spiteful

حَقُود zlomyslný ondskabsfuld boshaft κακεντρεχής rencoroso ilkeä rancunier pakostan maligno 意地の悪い 악의적인 hatelijk ondskapsfull złośliwy maldoso злобный retsam ซึ่งมีเจตนาร้าย kinci hằn học 怀恨的
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For weeks afterward, whenever Jake and I met Antonia on her way to the post-office, or going along the road with her work-team, she would clap her hands and call to us in a spiteful, crowing voice:
Its ugly and spiteful little din (heard now for the first time, perhaps, since Hepzibah's periwigged predecessor had retired from trade) at once set every nerve of her body in responsive and tumultuous vibration.
From him she got many a stray picayune, which she laid out in nuts and candies, and distributed, with careless generosity, to all the children in the family; for Topsy, to do her justice, was good-natured and liberal, and only spiteful in self-defence.
Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her; sometimes ordering her from the room, and always treating her with coldness and acrimony.
Heathcliff having overheard the conversation, as well as I, smiled when he saw him go; but immediately afterwards cast a look of singular aversion on the flippant pair, who remained chattering in the door-way: the boy finding animation enough while discussing Hareton's faults and deficiencies, and relating anecdotes of his goings on; and the girl relishing his pert and spiteful sayings, without considering the ill-nature they evinced.
She frowned a little and gave her trowel a rather spiteful dig into the earth.
She takes the highest moral ground, in a tone of spiteful politeness.
Then, he and my sister would pair off in such nonsensical speculations about Miss Havisham, and about what she would do with me and for me, that I used to want - quite painfully - to burst into spiteful tears, fly at Pumblechook, and pummel him all over.
To be sure, the neighbours said, it was no matter what became of Dunsey--a spiteful jeering fellow, who seemed to enjoy his drink the more when other people went dry--always provided that his doings did not bring trouble on a family like Squire Cass's, with a monument in the church, and tankards older than King George.
I have not forgotten the day when you called me a spiteful cat.
But very soon I saw the reason of it and joined them heartily, for the monkeys, annoyed and wishing to pay us back in our own coin, began to tear the nuts from the trees and cast them at us with angry and spiteful gestures, so that after very little labour our sacks were filled with the fruit which we could not otherwise have obtained.
She was also so spiteful that she gladly devoted all her time to carrying out all the mean or ill-natured tricks of the whole body of fairies.