What are some good words that have the meaning of doing something only to make another’s life difficult?

My ex is suing me for my car. He bought it for me and now wants it back. I am in a different relationship happily married and he wants to hurt me any way he can. He’s a narcissistic jerk and we have court tomorrow for the car, so I’m looking for a word or word to describe the way he is being.


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You could describe the person as being spiteful

adjective UK/ˈspaɪt.fəl/ disapproving ​ wanting to annoy, upset, or hurt another person, especially in a small way, because you feel angry towards them


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    Why the downvote?
    – A Gibb
    Sep 20, 2018 at 13:20
  • It may help to at least show the definition from the source. Providing just a link does not constitute an answer.
    – Kris
    Sep 21, 2018 at 9:05

"My ex is suing me for my car."
"doing something only to make another’s life difficult"

That makes it
Vexatious litigation (WP)

Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary.

In general, they can be said to be a vexatious personality.

A classic example would be the anonymous down vote to this answer.

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