spiteful


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showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt

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It was not only that I could not become spiteful, I did not know how to become anything; neither spiteful nor kind, neither a rascal nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect.
"They say that that's a difficult task, that nothing's amusing that isn't spiteful," he began with a smile.
Tom did not say "Thank you," for he was quite absorbed in the thought that Wakem's son did not seem so spiteful a fellow as might have been expected.
Their occupation consisted in helping those in misfortune, and they were as gentle and benevolent as Lagree had been cruel and spiteful.
If they had been spiteful cats I wouldn't have minded them.
"Indeed," said Cornelius to him, "you must be a very mean and spiteful fellow to rob a poor prisoner of his only consolation, a tulip bulb."
The better nature which Julian Gray had brought to life sank, poisoned by the vile venom of a womanly spiteful tongue.
I don't own you any more than if I saw a crow; and if you want to own me you'll get nothing by it but a character for being what you are--a spiteful, brassy, bullying rogue."
It was but a short time after that that Tudor tried the same trick on him, the bullets pattering about him like spiteful rain, thudding into the palm trunks, or glancing off in whining ricochets.
When a lady condescends to apologise, there is no keeping one's anger, of course; so we parted good friends for once; and this time I squeezed her hand with a cordial, not a spiteful pressure.
The old gentleman having exhausted his powers of persuasion, alighted to lead him; whereupon the pony, perhaps because he held this to be a sufficient concession, perhaps because he happened to catch sight of the other brass-plate, or perhaps because he was in a spiteful humour, darted off with the old lady and stopped at the right house, leaving the old gentleman to come panting on behind.
AN EX-BOYFRIEND carried out a "spiteful" burglary at the Birmingham home of his former partner - vandalising her property and pouring bleach over her pet hamster.
Hopefully Mr Dagless has learned his lesson - smoking seriously damages your health, but spiteful women can seriously damage your wealth
THE spiteful tone of Alan Gibbons' column (ECHO, March 10), was wholly uncalled for, whatever his political leanings.
She made two stunning pictures early on and has worked steadily since, but she is chiefly famous for being Bogey's wife and for me she shed a lot of her charisma when she made that spiteful remark, especially as Kidman was sitting next to her.