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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt.

Usage examples (37)
  • Being nasty, mean-spirited or spiteful is not going to bring down gas prices, stop the war or unite this broken country!
  • Because he became known as a spiteful, mean-spirited man who deliberately badmouthed anyone who was more successful than he was.
  • My "spiteful" question could certainly have been better phrased.
  • Rachel really had thought Zach Herney was above this kind of spiteful politics. for more
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