One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the other girls made spiteful remarks about Paula’
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, bilious
informal bitchy, catty
literary malefic, maleficent
benevolent, kind, friendly
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