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despiteful

[ dih-spahyt-fuhl ]
/ dɪˈspaɪt fəl /
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adjective
malicious; spiteful.
Obsolete. contemptuous; insolent.
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Origin of despiteful

1400–50; late Middle English. See despite, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM despiteful

de·spite·ful·ly, adverbde·spite·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for despiteful

despiteful

despiteous (dɪˈspɪtɪəs)

/ (dɪˈspaɪtfʊl) /

adjective
an archaic word for spiteful

Derived forms of despiteful

despitefully, adverbdespitefulness, noun
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