spiteful


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showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt

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Mynah birds can also be spiteful, so I implore your readers to take care and keep their faces away from such birds.
Also the solidarity people in Scotland can create a society that rejects the poison of spiteful right-wing rule and build a socially just country as a beacon in these islands.
For the study, Erik Kimbrough of Simon Fraser University in Canada and Philipp Reiss of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, created an artificial auction market scenario, with participants "bidding" for objects and having the opportunity to raise the price paid by others, to test the frequency and extent of spiteful behaviour among 48 student participants.
Spiteful McCubbin posted anonymous mail to the parents of the boy's girlfriend claiming they were having underage sex.
By tinkering with the rating system like this, they have produced a spiteful piece of legislation which helps no one in what is quite clearly a tightening economy.
IT WAS laughable to read that a bingo hall has closed and they blame smokers, calling them inconsiderate and spiteful.
Beat a rested and spiteful team that happens to be their other biggest rival.
Fronted by Azentrius (also Twilight), this takes us into new territory, employing spiteful doses of scornful psychedetics (tastefully) amongst the Necro-ritual of rawness.
If ultimate good is defined as obliterating spiteful old people and playing music as loudly as possible with friends in the attic, then good prevails.
As the Dog's exploratory quest for the greatest fly fishing brings him to the spiteful people of Kussmaul County and a the biting of a beaver thought to be rabid, The Blood Knot tactfully and vividly carries readers through page-after-page of an evermore gripping and intriguing mystery novel as the Dog finds yet another dead body, and even more peculiar, an outcast Amish woman high on crystal-meth.
Still, the citizens of this polyglot boiling pot are not one-dimensional bigots, and Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock's portrayals of spiteful but complex characters are as tough to turn away from as a 16-car pileup.
Spirit or jumbie trees are homes of ancestral spirits; these trees generally represent dual values and can be spiteful or playful, according to how they are treated or the vagaries of the moment.
The recent spiteful action of the United States Department of Trade and Commerce on softwood lumber doesn't bode well.
One memorably spiteful passage in his book describes a typical Kentucky farmer as a crude, vulgar specimen of the "Anglo-Saxon Protestants who ran America and would always run it," someone who "was able to make a living right out of the earth .
I don't think I have ever read so spiteful a diatribe about anybody in the racing world.