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Showing or caused by malice.‘the teachers made spiteful little jokes about me’
malicious, mean, nasty, cruel, unkind, unfriendly, snide, hurtful, wounding, barbed, cutting, hateful, ill-natured, bitter, venomous, poisonous, acid, hostile, rancorous, malevolent, evil-intentioned, baleful, vindictive, vengeful, vitriolic, vicious, splenetic, malign, malignant, biliousView synonyms
- ‘The early exchanges were spiteful, nasty and never fully controlled by referee Lucilio Batista.’
- ‘The aristocratic families at the heart of the new scandals are not loyal and dutiful - they are vicious, greedy and spiteful.’
- ‘I have an active dislike of her because she's either very stupid or deliberately, maliciously, spiteful.’
- ‘But you know, my heart just sank too deep knowing how horribly spiteful, cruel and unproductive this issue is.’
- ‘A spiteful, vicious corner of my mind wants to yell so that they know how catty she is being.’
- ‘Nobody likes Jenn, at least in my spiteful and confused little mind.’
- ‘I wasn't sure whether she was telling the truth or not, or whether she was spiteful and making up bitter lies.’
- ‘These creatures have the reputation of being smelly, vicious, spiteful and unreliable.’
- ‘Half the people will be happy with whatever outcome you get, the other half will be bitter and spiteful.’
- ‘Besides, you will already know there is not a vindictive or a spiteful bone in a Lab's body.’
- ‘He despised Adamea for it and it had turned him to spiteful hate and deep bitterness.’
- ‘The only way this expulsion can be interpreted is as a spiteful and vindictive move.’
- ‘Having garnered publicity as spokesman for social and family affairs, he regarded the marine portfolio as a spiteful demotion.’
- ‘She had consistently refuted what she claimed to be malicious allegations from spiteful colleagues.’
- ‘Granted, she thought her sister did an awful, malicious, and spiteful job of it, but still!’
- ‘Their charming arrogance suddenly sounded a little spiteful.’
- ‘Mandela cheerfully served a prison sentence that would have left Jesus bitter and spiteful.’
- ‘But his remarks about Israel are as spiteful as they are ignorant.’
- ‘Eclair's writing is spiteful and vindictive, her agenda unreconstructed and male.’
- ‘It had been a spiteful encounter where each glove impact was welcomed with rancorous applause.’
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