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.
Mothers who suffered from stress and anxiety in the prenatal period were more likely to see their child display behavioural problems such as temper tantrums, restlessness, and spitefulness.
Mothers who suffered from prenatal stress and anxiety were more likely to see their child display behavioural problems such as temper tantrums, restlessness and spitefulness.
When my wife could no longer cope with her spitefulness, I had to send her to live with my elder sister.
Another combined two images - the first showed Congress leader Sachin Pilot climbing a ladder next to the billboard of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the second showed him defiling Modi's face with black ink, with the accompanying text underscoring the spitefulness of Congress leaders.
"The electricity sector has cost the state Treasury more than $40 billion and the main reason for this is political spitefulness," Aoun said during a meeting at Baabda Palace with the newly appointed Maronite League Council, according to a statement from his office.
But you know things aren't looking up when you run into a loon with a Messianic complex quoting biblical lines from the so-called weeping prophet, Jeremiah, and warning against the spitefulness of a Higher Being.
Also the hypocrisy and spitefulness of the Church, whatever denomination, simply turned my stomach.