despiteous

[ dih-spit-ee-uh s ]
/ dɪˈspɪt i əs /

adjective Archaic.

malicious; spiteful.

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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