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Synonyms for spitefulness

Synonyms for spitefulness

feeling a need to see others suffer

malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

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Whether it was due to confusion, spitefulness or serendipity, Hansen's book has been riding Wolff's coattails.
On the spitefulness of sea spirits, see Zerner, 'Sounding the Makassar Strait', p.
A further five years of Tory spitefulness and cuts to the NHS, social care, education and the erosion of workers' rights is bad enough, but the thought of being dictated to by the DUP, a bunch of vindictive bigots that belong in a previous century, is simply beyond appalling.
His abrasiveness and spitefulness also alienated and offended many.
She also encourages readers to see cats' more confounding behaviors as the problem-solving efforts they are, rather than attribute them to aloofness, spitefulness, etc.
The Cabinet formation process has now been stalled by a bout of spitefulness pitting Aoun against Berri," a source said.
Divided parents notoriously have difficulty with the ideal of shared decision-making due to the animosity, poor communication, and spitefulness that often accompanies the breakdown of relationships.
I'll even forgive Kady's spitefulness which erupted at a new girl as partner Scott left for a date with her: "You're a c***
Basore has: "The majority of mortals, Paulinus, complain bitterly of the spitefulness of Nature, because we are born for a brief span of life, because even this space that has been granted to us rushes by so speedily and so swiftly that all save a very few find life at an end just when they are getting ready to live.
Post 2010, the Regional Development Agencies and Government Offices were one of the first victims of Eric Pickles' spitefulness as he played to the Tory blue-rinse crowd.
If the stoppage comes, Liam is one of the best at locking on and finishing the job; he's got that spitefulness in him and he takes great pleasure in hurting people.
It's a classic story of love triumphing over spitefulness, which is sure to delight anyone who sees it.
Machiavellianism is also associated with a range of negative personality characteristics such as narcissism and psychopathy forming the "Dark Triad" (O'Boyle, Forsyth, Banks, & McDaniel, 2012), and spitefulness (Marcus, Zeigler-Hill, Mercer, & Norris, 2014).
He said: "I think there's a kind of ungraciousness in this country, a spitefulness, if you like.
Gone is the surly spitefulness of the victim's perspective in "Mean.