spiteful

  • 1 Spiteful — Spite ful, a. Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious; as, a spiteful person or act. Shak. {Spite ful*ly}, adv. {Spite ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 spiteful — I adjective acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, belligerent, caustic, contrary, despiteful, envenomed, evil minded, froward, harsh, hateful, hostile, ill disposed, ill intentioned, ill natured, inimical, invidious, lividus, malevolent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 spiteful — mid 15c., from SPITE (Cf. spite) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Spitefully; spitefulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 spiteful — *malignant, *malicious, malevolent, malign Analogous words: rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic, hostile (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): *vindictive, revengeful, vengeful …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 spiteful — [adj] hurtful, nasty accidentally on purpose*, angry, barbed, catty*, cruel, cussed*, despiteful, dirty, evil, hateful, ill disposed, illnatured, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, ornery*, rancorous, snide, spleenful, splenetic,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 spiteful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing or caused by malice. DERIVATIVES spitefully adverb spitefulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 spiteful — [spīt′fəl] adj. full of or showing spite; purposefully annoying; malicious SYN. VINDICTIVE spitefully adv. spitefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Spiteful — Supermarine Spiteful Supermarine Spiteful …

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  • 9 spiteful — spitefully, adv. spitefulness, n. /spuyt feuhl/, adj. full of spite or malice; showing spite; malicious; malevolent; venomous: a spiteful child. [1400 50; late ME; see SPITE, FUL] Syn. vengeful, mean, cruel, rancorous. SPITEFUL, REVENGEFUL,… …

    Universalium

  • 10 spiteful — adj. spiteful to + inf. (it was spiteful of him to say that) * * * [ spaɪtf(ə)l] spiteful to + inf. (it was spiteful of him to say that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 spiteful — [[t]spa͟ɪtfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is spiteful does cruel things to hurt people they dislike. He could be spiteful. ...a stream of spiteful telephone calls. Syn: malicious Derived words: spitefully ADV GRADED ADV with v We crept into our… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 spiteful — spite|ful [ˈspaıtfəl] adj deliberately nasty to someone in order to hurt or upset them = ↑vicious ▪ She was spiteful and unkind, both to Isabel and to her son. ▪ a spiteful remark >spitefully adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 spiteful — spite|ful [ spaıtfl ] adjective deliberately trying to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair: a spiteful remark ╾ spite|ful|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 spiteful — adjective deliberately nasty to someone in order to hurt or upset them: What I can t forgive is that it was such a spiteful thing to do. spitefully adverb spitefulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 spiteful — adjective they made spiteful remarks about Paula Syn: malicious, malevolent, evil intentioned, vindictive, vengeful, malign, mean, nasty, hurtful, mischievous, wounding, cruel, unkind; informal bitchy, catty; literary malefic, maleficent See note …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 spiteful — UK [ˈspaɪtf(ə)l] / US adjective deliberately trying to upset someone or cause problems for them, especially because you think something is unfair a spiteful remark Derived word: spitefully adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 17 spiteful — /ˈspaɪtfəl/ (say spuytfuhl) adjective full of spite or malice; showing spite; malicious; malevolent; venomous: she was a spiteful and jealous old woman. –spitefully, adverb –spitefulness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 spiteful — adjective Date: 15th century filled with or showing spite ; malicious • spitefully adverb • spitefulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 spiteful — adjective Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 spiteful — Synonyms and related words: acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bearish, belligerent, bitchy, bitter, cankered, cantankerous, cattish, catty, caustic, churlish, clashing, colliding, conflicting, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross grained,… …

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