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Synonyms for spiteful
ˈspaɪt fəl

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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"

    Synonyms:
    vengeful, despiteful, revengeful, vindictive

    Antonyms:
    unmalicious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spiteful

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malevolent, malignant, malign, ill-natured, evilminded

    Antonyms:
    kind, benevolent, good-natured

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spiteful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malignant, malevolent, malign, ill-disposed, evil-minded, ill-natured

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spiteful(a)

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malign, malignant, rancorous, hateful

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How to use spiteful in a sentence?

  1. The Republican-controlled Senate:

    Instead of self-victimizing and self-aggrandizing, instead of being spiteful and vindictive, President Trump could have used his nationally televised speech to show some contrition and unite the nation.

  2. 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]

  3. 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.

  4. Isaac Hill:

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


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