Definition of spiteful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    spiteful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈspaɪtfl//
     
     
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  1. 1behaving in an unkind way in order to hurt or upset someone synonym malicious
  2. 2 a spiteful child He made some very spiteful remarks to me.
NAmE//ˈspaɪtfəli//
 
adverb “I don't need you,” she said spitefully.
spitefulness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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