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I gather, from your report of it, it's a regular old-fashioned hair-pulling sort of feminine spitefulness.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
There was no longer the same zest in the little scandals and petty spitefulness of a private school.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
It is the essence of spitefulness to say that nothing can be a benefit which does not cause some inconvenience to the giver.
L. ANNAEUS SENECA ON BENEFITSSENECA
"Chick-a-rer chick" is its usual call-note, jerked out with great spitefulness.
BIRD NEIGHBORSNELTJE BLANCHAN
Neither his mother nor the baron noticed his attitude of spitefulness.
THE BURNING SECRETSTEFAN ZWEIG
Its spitefulness was directed entirely toward Marjorie herself.
MARJORIE DEAN, HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORPAULINE LESTER
The snow creaked resoundingly under his heels and the chill wind nipped his muffless ears with a spitefulness that annoyed.
THE DAUGHTER OF ANDERSON CROWGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
You have taught me that there are women as far above pettiness and spitefulness as every man should be, but as every man is not.
THE ORCHARD OF TEARSSAX ROHMER
With its usual spitefulness the attack had chosen to make its appearance during her long watch.
CHEERFUL--BY REQUESTEDNA FERBER
Her spitefulness did not compare well with Ruths practical kindness to the boy with the broken leg.
RUTH FIELDING DOWN IN DIXIEALICE B. EMERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SPITEFULNESS

  • enmity
  • evil
  • hate
  • hatred
  • hostility
  • ill will
  • indignity
  • malice
  • malignity
  • meanness
  • nastiness
  • poisonousness
  • spite
  • spitefulness
  • venomousness
  • viciousness
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