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despiteous

[ dih-spit-ee-uhs ]
/ dɪˈspɪt i əs /
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adjective Archaic.

malicious; spiteful.

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Origin of despiteous

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