Examples of spiteful in a Sentence
the gossip would utter the most vicious things with a spiteful smile
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This status gives the village its own mayor, water supply and an architectural review board that has been criticized for being arbitrary, if not spiteful.
Some former Sire artists remember him as a capricious and spiteful boss, collecting bands purely to deny other labels, then withholding promotion.
Anyone who has worked the red carpet for years will be inoculated against the spiteful tabloid comments about a glimpse of cellulite, or a stray gray hair.
There's nothing spiteful about the delay, Forrester said; the permitting process simply took longer than hoped.
Burgess veers chaotically from being sympathetically washed up at 30 to a fragile and spiteful viper.
Would something happen to poor, sweet Hannah (Jordana Blake), June’s daughter and a favorite bargaining chip of the extraordinarily spiteful Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski)?
That's the spiteful meme most are trying to fight against.
Herbert Hoover, who could justifiably campaign as a progressive Republican, pigeonholed Smith as an advocate of state socialism (the same epithet that a spiteful Smith would hurl at Roosevelt in 1936).
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SPITEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spiteful for English Language Learners
: having or showing a desire to harm, anger, or defeat someone : having or showing spite
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