6. annoy, bother, pester, hector, harass, SI. bug, SI. hassle, SI. drive [s.o.] up the wall, hound, dog, nag, pick on, pick at, SI. ride, Inf. give [s.o.] a bad or hard time.
7. vex, offend, irritate, irk, pique; provoke, peeve, nettle, chafe, get on [s.o.'s] nerves, Inf. give [s.o.] a pain, Inf. rub [s.o.] the wrong way, Inf. get under [s.o.'s] skin.
spiteful, adj. vengeful, revengeful, unforgiving, vindictive, retributive, retaliative, retaliatory, recriminatory, out to get even, avenging; mean, cruel, malevolent, malicious, Archaic, despiteous; wanton, malignant, maleficent, malefic; antagonistic, ill-disposed, hostile, unkindly; obnoxious, hateful, invidious; rancorous, bitter, embittered, acrimonious; sardonic, venomous, envenomed, acerb; demoniac, diabolic, evil-minded, fell; vicious, harsh, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling, merciless.
spittle, n. See - spit1 (def. 4).
splash, v. 1. spatter, spat, bespatter, sprinkle, besprinkle; sparge; splotch, spot, smudge, smear, besmear, daub; dot, speckle, spangle; splatter, besplash, slosh, swash, swish, plash, dabble.
2. spray, shower, spread, diffuse, disperse; splutter, fly in all directions; scatter, strew, bestrew.
3. dash, beat, batter, buffet, plop, hit, strike, smack; break, surge, wash; heave, hurl.
4. rush, gush, flush; spurt, jet, squirt; splatter, swash; spatter, spray, sprinkle.
5. spot, splotch, blot, blotch, macula, maculation; smear, smudge, daub, smirch, smutch; mark, stain, blemish, discoloration; blur, mackle, macule.
6. patch, dash; stream, streak, ray, beam; stroke, line, touch, daub.
7. blazon, spectacle, parade, pageant, pageantry, ceremony; ostentation, pretension, pretense, ritz; pomp, grandeur, splendor, glitter, flourish, pizzazz; affectation, airs, SI. dog, pretentiousness, artificiality; theatricality, histrionics, melodramatics; foppery, peacockery, dandyism, flaunting.
spleen, n. 1. petulance, peevishness, pettishness, Rare, petulancy; ill-humoredness, ill humor, touchiness, testiness, waspishness, querulousness, carpingness; irascibleness, irascibility, biliousness, cholericness; ill-temperedness, bad temper, crabbiness, crabbedness, crankiness, grouchiness, grumpiness, cantankerousness, crotchetiness; irritableness, irritability, snappiness, snappishness, huffiness, huffishness, curtness, shortness, impatience; moodiness, sulkiness, sullenness, dourness, gloominess, moroseness.
2. acrimony, acrimoniousness, causticity, asperity, mordancy, acridness, acridity, venom, venomousness, venomness; astringency, severity, sternness, acerbity, harshness, sharpness, sourness, acidulousness, bitterness, tartness; virulence, spite, spitefulness, malice, maliciousness, viciousness.
splendid, adj. 1. gorgeous, dazzling, showy, pompous, splendorous; magnificent, imposing, palatial, stately, august, majestic; sumptuous, luxurious, plush, deluxe, Inf. posh, Inf. swank, Inf ritzy; regal, royal, imperial, kingly, princely, lordly, magisterial; commanding, awe-inspiring, inspiring, Archaic, magnific; ornate, resplendent, glittering, adorned, flashing, aureate; elegant, graceful, handsome, beautiful, Scot. wally, Inf eye-filling.
2. distinguished, glorious, illustrious, eminent, brilliant, notable, noted, Archaic, eximious; renowned, famous, celebrated, revered, honorable, venerable, respectable, respected; noble, lordly, exalted, lofty, sublime, high, elevated; remarkable, conspicuous, prominent, preeminent; fabled, legendary, storied, memorable; immortable, deathless, unfading.