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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.

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.

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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.

What remains is just bigotry, and probably a spiteful resistance to being seen as caving in to the relativists.

He describes himself on a train platform in Hanover, spiteful and sexually frustrated, throwing coins on the floor.

Subordinated as it is here rewritten, it does not half express the spiteful independence she assumed to teach Coppy a lesson.

This was the first time he had smarted in his penetrable part—the skin—and it made him very spiteful.

This sentence evidently cannot mean that a father may refuse food to his son if the latter is spiteful.

He was not only terrified but angered, and whirling about, he brought down his gun with spiteful violence on the writhing body.

No one has yet enjoyed any spiteful fun at Mrs. Depew's expense though many were on the qui vive for entertainment.


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On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spiteful, such as: barbed, catty, cruel, hateful, malicious, and ornery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.