Definition: displaying an inclination to anger, harm, or defeat an individual
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): malicious, bitter, vindictive
Antonym(s): considerate, warmhearted
1. Because the man was angry with his wife, he spoke to her in a spiteful tone.
2. Some spiteful person put a knife in my tire!
3. Since the critic felt spiteful towards the fashion designer, he couldn’t write a complimentary article about her new clothing line.