Definition of spiteful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspaɪtfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspaɪtfl//
Describing unpleasant traits
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behaving in an unkind way in order to hurt or upset somebody synonym malicious a spiteful child He made some very spiteful remarks to me. She was spiteful and unkind to them. Why had she made such a spiteful remark? See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
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