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despiteful

[dih-spahyt-fuh l] /dɪˈspaɪt fəl/
adjective
1.
malicious; spiteful.
2.
Obsolete. contemptuous; insolent.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See despite, -ful
Related forms
despitefully, adverb
despitefulness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for despite-fulness

despiteful

/dɪˈspaɪtfʊl/
adjective
1.
an archaic word for spiteful
Derived Forms
despitefully, adverb
despitefulness, noun
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