adjective spite·ful \ˈspīt-fəl\

: having or showing a desire to harm, anger, or defeat someone : having or showing spite

Full Definition of SPITEFUL

:  filled with or showing spite :  malicious
spite·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
spite·ful·ness noun

Examples of SPITEFUL

  1. <the gossip would utter the most vicious things with a spiteful smile>

First Known Use of SPITEFUL

15th century

Rhymes with SPITEFUL


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