English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'spiteful'

(adjective) 
He could be spiteful.
Synonyms
malicious
She described the charges as malicious.
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nasty
He's only nasty to me when there's no-one around to see it.
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vindictive
a vindictive woman desperate for revenge
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cruel
They should spend a long time in jail to reflect on their cruel acts.
the persecution of prisoners by cruel officers
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malignant
a malignant minority indulging in crime and violence
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barbed
barbed comments
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malevolent
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
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venomous
He made a venomous personal attack on his opponent.
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bitchy (informal)
Women are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
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snide
He made a snide comment about her weight.
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rancorous
a series of rancorous disputes
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catty (informal)
She had to put up with catty remarks about her appearance.
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splenetic
retired military men with splenetic opinions
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of barbed
barbed comments
in the sense of bitchy
Definition
spiteful or malicious
Women are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
in the sense of catty
Definition
spiteful
She had to put up with catty remarks about her appearance.
Synonyms
mean (informal),
bitchy (informal),
snarky (informal)

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