HyperDic: spiteful

English > 1 sense of the word spiteful:
ADJECTIVEallspiteful, despiteful, vindictiveshowing malicious ill ... / ill will and a desire to hurt
spiteful > pronunciation
Soundsspay'tfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > spiteful: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningshowing malicious ill ... / ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite / spite.
Examples
  • "a despiteful fiend"
  • "a truly spiteful child"
Synonymsdespiteful, vindictive
BroadermaliciousHaving the nature of or resulting from malice
Spanishmalévolo, maligno, rencoroso, venenoso
Catalanmalèvol, maliciós, maligne, rancuniós
Nounsspitefulnessmalevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
spitefulnessfeeling a need to see others suffer
Adverbsspitefullywith spite
spitefullyin a maliciously spiteful manner

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