Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shamefully; outrageously.
  • In a spiteful manner; mischievously; maliciously.

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  • adverb In a spiteful manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with spite; in a spiteful manner
  • adverb in a maliciously spiteful manner

Etymologies

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spiteful +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Dr. Kennedy, "and she uttered the name spitefully, as if it were even now hateful to her.

    Cousin Maude

  • Such men as Tassim, loathing all things English except money, speak the English language spitefully, which is to say indiscreetly.

    Jimgrim

  • "It has been whispered that Nancy is suspected of aiding and abetting the enemy, although," spitefully, "she does sing our songs so well."

    The Lost Despatch

  • But for your slothfulness, your tardiness, your unpardonable laziness, "spitefully," my temper would not have driven me forth. "

    Molly Bawn

  • And would I say too much if I wonder about the ire that has been directed towards our nation's tenured teachers, with those dislocated by capitalism spitefully seeking to dislocate those given some protection from its excesses?

    Haroon Moghul: Finding Meaning In The Death Of A Teacher

  • And would I say too much if I wonder about the ire that has been directed towards our nation's tenured teachers, with those dislocated by capitalism spitefully seeking to dislocate those given some protection from its excesses?

    Haroon Moghul: Finding Meaning In The Death Of A Teacher

  • Kind of like how I'm suddenly tempted to spitefully prepare myself a nice drink using this excellent Cuban rum that I purchased completely legally from my local liquor store, because ... kevinsky

    Boing Boing

  • From the tone of your complaints that it is all inadequate you make it sound like there is some magic wand somewhere that we are spitefully refusing to wave, or that we believe that being paid a fraction of what they are worth is a good thing for our grads.

    Discourse.net: University of Miami Law School Announces Foreclosure Defense Fellowships

  • And would I say too much if I wonder about the ire that has been directed towards our nation's tenured teachers, with those dislocated by capitalism spitefully seeking to dislocate those given some protection from its excesses?

    Haroon Moghul: Finding Meaning In The Death Of A Teacher

  • And would I say too much if I wonder about the ire that has been directed towards our nation's tenured teachers, with those dislocated by capitalism spitefully seeking to dislocate those given some protection from its excesses?

    Haroon Moghul: Finding Meaning In The Death Of A Teacher

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