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1. spiteful

adjective. ['ˈspaɪtfəl'] showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite.

Synonyms

  • vindictive
  • despiteful

Antonyms

  • forgiving

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • spite (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Spiteful

  • delightful
  • frightful
  • rightful

How do you pronounce spiteful?

Pronounce spiteful as ˈspaɪtfəl.

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Example sentences of the word spiteful


1. Adjective
It is important to show that you do recognize behavior that may have been spiteful or cruel.

Quotes containing the word spiteful


1. I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze."(Letter to Cynthia Asquith, November 1913)
- D.H. Lawrence, Letters

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