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SPITEFUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spiteful mean? 

SPITEFUL (adjective)
  The adjective SPITEFUL has 1 sense:

1. showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

  Familiarity information: SPITEFUL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPITEFUL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

Synonyms:

despiteful; spiteful; vindictive

Context examples:

a despiteful fiend / a truly spiteful child / a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment

Similar:

malicious (having the nature of or resulting from malice)


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