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despiteous

[dih-spit-ee-uh s]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. malicious; spiteful.
  2. contemptuous.

Origin of despiteous

1350–1400; variant of Middle English despitous < Anglo-French; Old French despiteus, equivalent to despit despite + -eus -eous
Related formsdes·pit·e·ous·ly, adverb
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