AskDefine | Define spiteful

Dictionary Definition

spiteful adj : showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment" [syn: despiteful, vindictive]

User Contributed Dictionary



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  1. Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious


Extensive Definition

Spite or Spiteful may refer to:
  • a human sentiment, see spite (sentiment)
  • Spite, in fair division problems, a phenomenon in which a player's value of an allocation decreases when one or more other players' valuation increases
  • HMS Spiteful (destroyer) (1899-1920), a B-class torpedo boat destroyer privately built for the Royal Navy
  • HMS Spiteful (P227), an S-class submarine of the British Royal Navy
  • Supermarine Spiteful, WWII era fighter prototype to succeed the Spitfire
  • Spite fence, an overly-tall fence erected between two adjacent lots by a property owner
  • Spite house, a building constructed specifically because someone does not want it there
  • Spite (punk band) A hardcore punk band from Michigan.
  • "Spite", a song by Raven from their 1994 album Glow
  • "Spite", a song by Element Eighty from their 2005 album The Bear

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