spitefulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitefulness - feeling a need to see others sufferspitefulness - feeling a need to see others suffer
malevolence, malignity - wishing evil to others
2.spitefulness - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nastyspitefulness - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
malevolency, malice, malevolence - the quality of threatening evil

spitefulness

noun
2. The quality or condition of being vindictive:
Translations
ضَغينَه، حِقْد
zlomyslnost
ondskabsfuldhed
rosszindulatúság
illgirni
kindarlık

spitefulness

[ˈspaɪtfʊlnɪs] N (= resentment) → rencor m; (= malice) → malicia f

spitefulness

nBoshaftigkeit f, → Gemeinheit f; (= gloating)Schadenfreude f, → Gehässigkeit f

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.
References in classic literature ?
Every little bone in Miggs's throat and neck developed itself with a spitefulness quite alarming, as she replied, 'Yes, mim, I will.
Having first spoken in sheer crazy spitefulness against the man who had offended her, she was cunning enough to see that she had seriously frightened him, and sharp enough afterwards to discover that HE was concerned in shutting her up.
in his dismal, underground way) to the loss of the Moonstone, the spitefulness of our first house-maid, and the hard behaviour of the women-servants generally towards Rosanna Spearman.
Whether the Irrepressible felt slighted by Bella's declaration that she would not quarrel, or whether her spitefulness was evoked by Bella's return to the sphere of Mr George Sampson's courtship, or whether it was a necessary fillip to her spirits that she should come into collision with somebody on the present occasion,--anyhow she made a dash at her stately parent now, with the greatest impetuosity.
He saw how it resulted in restless intrigues, like those of a harem between eunuchs and women and imbecile sultans, or the petty troubles of nuns full of underhand vexations, or college tyrannies, or diplomatic manoeuvrings fit to terrify an ambassador, all put in motion to obtain a fee or an increase in salary; it was like the hopping of fleas harnessed to pasteboard cars, the spitefulness of slaves, often visited on the minister himself.
They are less devious and lack the spitefulness which little girls, in groups, inflict upon their fellows, they are less inclined to tell tales to get others into trouble, have fewer pretensions and simpler thought-processes.
In the beautifully edited piano lessons, she cuts a commanding figure as a cold perfectionist not averse to spitefulness.
The good thing about this coming from his mum is that he'll know deep down you love him and you're not saying it out of spitefulness.
Even names like Florence and Dorothy that were so very granny like when I was a girl, are now back in fashion, such is the spitefulness of names: yet again victimising and picking out the middle aged as the ones who will have to take the slack.
I think there are two steps you have to take if you want your partner back: Step 1: Tell your children that you're not going to Spain without her and say that you're done with their spitefulness.
Scientists suspect that elephants have passed down from mother to calf a sense of distrust and spitefulness towards humans dating back to the age of poaching in the 1970s and 1980s.