What is another word for spitefulness?

258 synonyms found


[ spˈa͡ɪtfə͡lnəs], [ spˈa‍ɪtfə‍lnəs], [ s_p_ˈaɪ_t_f_əl_n_ə_s]

Spitefulness is a term used to describe malicious or vindictive behavior, and there are many synonyms for this word, each conveying a slightly different meaning. Some examples include malice, venom, animosity, ill will, hatred, hostility, resentment, and vindictiveness. Malice refers to a desire to harm others, while venom implies a poisonous or toxic attitude. Animosity conveys a deep-seated dislike and ill will expresses a desire for harm. Hatred describes an intense and deeply rooted dislike. Finally, resentment and vindictiveness both describe a lingering anger that motivates harmful actions. Each of these synonyms can be used to capture different aspects of spiteful behavior.

Synonyms for Spitefulness:

How to use "Spitefulness" in context?

Spitefulness is a disposition where one fills what they perceive as a deficiency in another person with anger, hatred, and malice. Spitefulness can often be Reactively or Malicious. The essence of spitefulness is that one derives satisfaction from hurting or harming someone, typically for personal gain or attention. Spitefulness is a dangerous emotion because it can lead to violence or other harmful behavior.

Spitefulness can be traced back to ancient times when it was seen as a valuable means of defending oneself. It is still a common defense mechanism today. For example, a person might feel threatened and lash out in order to feel secure.

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