[ dis-pit-ee-uh s ]
/ dɪsˈpɪt i əs /

adjective Archaic.

malicious; cruel; pitiless.

Origin of dispiteous

1795–1805; earlier despiteous, alteration, after piteous, of dispitous, despitous, Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; see despite, -ous; later taken as dis-1 + piteous

Related forms

dis·pit·e·ous·ly, adverbdis·pit·e·ous·ness, noun
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