[ dis-pit-ee-uhs ]
/ dɪsˈpɪt i əs /
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malicious; cruel; pitiless.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of dispiteous
OTHER WORDS FROM dispiteousdis·pit·e·ous·ly, adverbdis·pit·e·ous·ness, noun
Words nearby dispiteous
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Example sentences from the Web for dispiteous
The morning had succeeded to the hopeless humidity of the night, and the drizzling rain fell with almost dispiteous persistence.The Wearing of the Green|A.M. Sullivan