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dispiteous

[dis-pit-ee-uh s] /dɪsˈpɪt i əs/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
malicious; cruel; pitiless.
Origin
1795-1805
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
dispiteously, adverb
dispiteousness, noun
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