Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being spiteful; the desire to vex, annoy, or injure, proceeding from irritation; malevolence; malice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being spiteful.
  • noun countable The result or product of being spiteful.

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

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty

Etymologies

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spiteful +‎ -ness

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