despiteful

[dih-spahyt-fuh l]

adjective

malicious; spiteful.
Obsolete. contemptuous; insolent.

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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despiteful

despiteous (dɪˈspɪtɪəs)

adjective

an archaic word for spiteful
Derived Formsdespitefully, adverbdespitefulness, noun
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