Part of speech:
Providing assistance; useful.
Full of or given to revenge.
Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.
Providing a margin for error or shortcomings.
Deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others' suffering; without mercy or pity
Showing ill will; malicious
Offensive in taste or smell; nauseating
Characterized by or stemming from a desire for revenge:
Having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble-minded; gracious; magnanimous
Impossible to placate or appease:
Reluctant or refusing to forgive:
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Full of malice; spiteful.
Feeling or showing resentment
Having or showing no pity; merciless; relentless
Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment:
Disposed to seek revenge
- Spiteful implies a mean or malicious vindictiveness spiteful gossip
- Vengeful and revengeful more directly stress the strong impulsion to action and the actual seeking of vengeance a vengeful, or revengeful, foe
- Vindictive stresses the unforgiving nature of one who is animated by a desire to get even with another for a wrong or injury vindictive feelings
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