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.
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.
I made a few spiteful comments to the ref at the final whistle but that's just my nature and I regret them now.
Mayor Anderson said: "I can safely say I'd rather have a pint with Mr Collymore than share a glass of water in the Sahara Desert with this spiteful runt.
It so very petty spiteful Fair enough if the Beeb were worried a mock funereal tone might be seen as insensitive after what just happened in Tunisia.
Dysfunctional panto with spiteful characters Stephen King might envy.
Beware jabbing of spiteful birds CONCERNING the Mail's story of a jackdaw, the West Midland Bird Club expert is most certainly correct in stating that the jackdaw is a mischievous bird.