What does spiteful mean?

Definitions for spiteful
ˈspaɪt fəlspite·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despiteful, spiteful, vindictive(adj)

    showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

    "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"

Wiktionary

  1. spiteful(Adjective)

    Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiteful(adj)

    filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious; as, a spiteful person or act

How to pronounce spiteful?

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How to say spiteful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiteful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiteful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spiteful in a Sentence

  1. Isaac Hill:

    …revenge reduces you to your worst self, puts you on the same level with those spiteful people we claim to abhor.

  2. Anthony Trollope:

    I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards -- When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness.

  3. Hilaire Belloc:

    For no one, in our long decline,So dusty, spiteful and divided,Had quite such pleasant friends as mine,Or loved them half as much as I did. [stanza 3]The library was most inviting:The books upon the crowded shelvesWere mainly of our private writing:We kept a school and taught ourselves. [stanza 15]From quiet homes and first beginning,Out to the undiscovered ends,Theres nothing worth the wear of winning,But laughter and the love of friends. [stanza 22]You do retain the song we set,And how it rises, trips and scans?You keep the sacred memory yet,Republicans? Republicans?[stanza 36]

Images & Illustrations of spiteful

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