- The definition of spiteful is someone who purposely does harm to another.
An example of spiteful is walking up to someone and spitting in their face.
spiteful definition by Webster's New World
full of or showing spite; purposefully annoying; malicious
spiteful definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.
- spiteˈful·ly adverb
- spiteˈful·ness noun