despiteful

[dih-spahyt-fuh l]

adjective

malicious; spiteful.
Obsolete. contemptuous; insolent.

Nearby words

  1. desperately,
  2. desperation,
  3. despicable,
  4. despise,
  5. despite,
  6. despitefully,
  7. despiteous,
  8. despoil,
  9. despoliation,
  10. despond

Origin of despiteful

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

Related formsde·spite·ful·ly, adverbde·spite·ful·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for despiteful

despiteful

despiteous (dɪˈspɪtɪəs)

adjective

an archaic word for spiteful
Derived Formsdespitefully, adverbdespitefulness, noun

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