Synonyms for Spiteful:


bad-tempered (adjective)
hateful (adjective)
cruel, angry, malicious, study at vindictive, malevolent.
hurtful, nasty (adjective)
evil, venomous, ill-natured, malicious, despiteful, vicious, mean, wicked, Spleenful, malevolent, catty, vindictive, cruel, malignant, hateful, angry, rancorous, malign, splenetic.
ill-tempered (adjective)
irritable (adjective)
bearish, acerbic, crabbed, cross, crusty, bellicose, surly, acid, touchy, bitter, sour, cantankerous, caustic, irascible, prickly, huffy, petulant, snappish, churlish, tart, cranky, peevish, petty, irritable, acrimonious.
malevolent (adjective)
evil, ill-natured, foul, hurtful, catty, baneful, malicious, Black-hearted, bitter, virulent, corrosive, sullen, antagonistic, hostile, sinister, vindictive, hateful, wicked, venomous, mean, malignant, vicious, rancorous, malevolent, churlish, baleful, perfidious, nasty, treacherous.
resentful (adjective)
irritated, vindictive, vexed, Huffed, miffed, Spleenful, malevolent, galled, envious, infuriated, antagonistic, discontent, embittered, resentful, hurt, acerbic, sore, splenetic, Piqued, stung, bitter, offended.


black, malign, poisonous, attitude. forgiveness. spiteful (noun)
malicious, vindictive, despiteful.
unfriendly (noun)
cold, unpleasant, aloof, stony, icy, distant, unfriendly.

Other synonyms:

unfriendly. poisonous, malign. black. vicious
Other relevant words:
attitude, cruel, despiteful, icy, unpleasant, malign, aloof, black, cold, distant, poisonous, forgiveness, unfriendly, stony, angry.

Usage examples for spiteful

  1. " If you were out of the way, he'd love me," said Nola from the door, spiteful resentful, speaking slowly, as if pressing each word into Frances' brain and heart; " if you were out of the way." – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  2. The two little ones, horrified by the spiteful noise, and quite unable to understand what had happened, shrank away into some thick bushes and lay very still, waiting for their mother to come and tell them the danger was past. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. They do not answer: instead of warning Him away from guilt, they eagerly await the incriminating act: we can almost see the spiteful subtle smile playing about their bloodless lips; and Jesus marks them well. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick