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  • adv. In a spiteful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adv. with spite; in a spiteful manner
  • adv. in a maliciously spiteful manner


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spiteful +‎ -ly


  • 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.


  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. University of Miami Law School Announces Foreclosure Defense Fellowships

  • But when he discovered the truth-rather the lie-and saw Mr. Guidry holding his gut and laughing spitefully, Marty experienced a wave of emotional distress-and then anger.

    Talking Heads « A Fly in Amber

  • He spitefully cut 139M to New Jersey's most cash strapped cities, which was money he had originally included in his own budget proposal.

    LaVar Young: NJ's Budget: A Political Game With Dire Consequences

  • Or how he spitefully helped to expose a CIA agent's identity?

    Cheney inks book deal reportedly worth millions


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