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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Every little bone in Miggs's throat and neck developed itself with a spitefulness quite alarming, as she replied, 'Yes, mim, I will.
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.
If the stoppage comes, Liam is one of the best at locking on and finishing the job; he's got that spitefulness in him and he takes great pleasure in hurting people.
It's a classic story of love triumphing over spitefulness, which is sure to delight anyone who sees it.
He said: "I think there's a kind of ungraciousness in this country, a spitefulness, if you like.
This appears to be an essential attribute of malign occult beings; and the "corporate authoritarianism" manifested in the present-day university environment sometimes involves bullying tactics, which can slide all too easily into spitefulness and malice (Southall and Cobbing 13; Thornton 161-64).
You need three things to succeed in this sport - one is talent, the second is dedication and the third thing is flair and spitefulness which only a few have in this sport.
And now, because of massive spitefulness to rules of global machinery, he is slowly running out of good arguments over economic gains.
The mother, while displaying streaks of spitefulness and high-handedness towards the nanny, comes out in the movie as a unifying force that keeps the family together.