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21:03 Jan 19, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: despiteful
the man showed despitefulness
Carlos Paulino

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5 +1malignitatem
Nigel Patterson



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

... I'm assuming that you mean 'spite'!
This gives you the literal meaning of the word (in the accusative). Thus you would have 'vir malignitatem ostentavit'. This implies a display of a characteristic on a specific occasion, not necessarily part of the man's nature.
However, for the sake of brevity (and if the context allows it) you might simply want to say '(vir) malignus erat' = (the man) was spiteful.

Nigel Patterson
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