Definition of 'spiteful'
Example sentences containing 'spiteful'
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She swears at me under her breath and makes spiteful comments. The Sun (2008)Next to this piece you wrote yet another spiteful comment about me. The Sun (2013)He was always doing spiteful little things and blaming them on us. The Sun (2016)Mother nature can be a cruel and spiteful old mama. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was cruel and spiteful and it ruined my life. The Sun (2014)It was a nasty and spiteful thing to do. The Sun (2011)What kind of spiteful little snobs have we become that we look down on anyone who works as a cleaner? The Sun (2015)You could be forgiven for thinking that ours was a spiteful and vindictive business and that would be a shame. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The show dog world is renowned for spiteful gossip and an exemption for working dogs has caused a split between owners and breeders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just sometimes, they got a little spiteful with it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But no matter about my spiteful little asides, my haughty disdain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What your son did, or was egged on to do, was spiteful and cruel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'spiteful'
British English: spiteful /ˈspaɪtfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is spiteful does cruel things to hurt people they dislike.
He could be spiteful.
- American English: spiteful
- Arabic: حَقُود
- Brazilian Portuguese: maldoso
- Chinese: 怀恨的
- Croatian: pakostan
- Czech: zlomyslný
- Danish: ondskabsfuld
- Dutch: hatelijk
- European Spanish: rencoroso
- Finnish: ilkeä
- French: rancunier
- German: boshaft
- Greek: κακεντρεχής
- Italian: maligno
- Japanese: 意地の悪い
- Korean: 악의적인
- Norwegian: ondskapsfull
- Polish: złośliwy
- European Portuguese: maldoso
- Romanian: jignitor
- Russian: злобный
- Spanish: rencoroso
- Swedish: retsam
- Thai: ซึ่งมีเจตนาร้าย
- Turkish: kinci
- Ukrainian: зловтішний
- Vietnamese: hằn học
Definition of spiteful from the Collins English Dictionary
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