Definition Of spiteful

adjective

showing or caused by malice.

the teachers made spiteful little jokes about me

Example Of spiteful

  • A spiteful , vicious corner of my mind wants to yell so that they know how catty she is being.

  • Absorbed by the character both physically and expressively she capably displays a repellent degree of manipulation and spitefulness and there is an almost diabolical edge to her performance.

  • ‘They were acting out of spitefulness and hatred’, said the plain-speaking Archbishop in an interview with our reporter.

  • Besides, you will already know there is not a vindictive or a spiteful bone in a Lab's body.

  • Betty was ‘needy’, craving her daughter's affection to such an extent that Lulu, then still Marie, spitefully withheld it.


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