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synonyms for spiteful

  • barbed
  • catty
  • cruel
  • hateful
  • malicious
  • ornery
  • snide
  • venomous
  • vicious
  • vindictive
  • accidentally on purpose
  • angry
  • cussed
  • despiteful
  • dirty
  • evil
  • ill-disposed
  • ill-natured
  • malevolent
  • malign
  • malignant
  • mean
  • rancorous
  • spleenful
  • splenetic
  • waspish
  • wicked
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antonyms for spiteful

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  • friendly
  • gentle
  • good
  • kind
  • lovable
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • sympathetic
  • thoughtful
  • affectionate
  • forgiving
  • helpful
  • loving
  • pleasing
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How to use spiteful in a sentence

I’ve endured spiteful comments, like the ones I read at Outside that day, throughout my entire life, from being bullied in school to being spit on and harassed in the streets by random strangers.
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With pop-punk intensity, she sing-talks her way through a song that’s unapologetically bitter and spiteful, with a guitar-driven chorus that just asks for a cathartic singalong.
THE BEST SONGS OF 2021 SO FARRAISA BRUNERMAY 26, 2021TIME
For example, at ages 8 and 9, children made spiteful choices 41 percent of the time with in-group members and 44 percent of the time with out-group members, as compared with 17 versus 33 percent for 12- and 13-year-olds.
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Subordinated as it is here rewritten, it does not half express the spiteful independence she assumed to teach Coppy a lesson.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
This was the first time he had smarted in his penetrable part—the skin—and it made him very spiteful.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
This sentence evidently cannot mean that a father may refuse food to his son if the latter is spiteful.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
He was not only terrified but angered, and whirling about, he brought down his gun with spiteful violence on the writhing body.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
No one has yet enjoyed any spiteful fun at Mrs. Depew's expense though many were on the qui vive for entertainment.
THE ONLOOKER, VOLUME 1, PART 2VARIOUS
Besides the impolicy of exposing the tricks of your trade, all this is very spiteful indeed.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
They, too, were now able to hear the short, spiteful bark of the six-shooters.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
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WORDS RELATED TO SPITEFUL

  • acerbic
  • acid
  • angry
  • astringent
  • belligerent
  • biting
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • censorious
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • cross
  • cutting
  • indignant
  • irascible
  • irate
  • ireful
  • mad
  • mordant
  • peevish
  • petulant
  • rancorous
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • spiteful
  • splenetic
  • tart
  • testy
  • trenchant
  • wrathful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.