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
References in classic literature ?
I was lying when I said just now that I was a spiteful official.
Do tell me something amusing but not spiteful," said the ambassador's wife, a great proficient in the art of that elegant conversation called by the English, small talk.
He had a vague notion that the deformity of Wakem's son had some relation to the lawyer's rascality, of which he had so often heard his father talk with hot emphasis; and he felt, too, a half-admitted fear of him as probably a spiteful fellow, who, not being able to fight you, had cunning ways of doing you a mischief by the sly.
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.
If they had been spiteful cats I wouldn't have minded them.
The idea of striking down this spiteful bully passed like lightning through the brain of the tulip-fancier.
He told her that he had been enchanted by a spiteful fairy, who had changed him into a frog; and that he had been fated so to abide till some princess should take him out of the spring, and let him eat from her plate, and sleep upon her bed for three nights.
I like to look at you," she said, speaking with a spiteful relish of her own cruel words.
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.
Some cling to you in woebegone misery; others come back fiercely and weirdly, like ghouls bent upon sucking your strength away; others, again, have a catastrophic splendour; some are unvenerated recollections, as of spiteful wild-cats clawing at your agonized vitals; others are severe, like a visitation; and one or two rise up draped and mysterious, with an aspect of ominous menace.
The selfishness of a mean and crafty man--the selfishness of an ambitious and silly woman the selfishness of a spiteful and loveless child all tend one way, from bad to worse
When he opened the ballroom door Pierre saw Natasha sitting at the window, with a thin, pale, and spiteful face.