dispiteous

dispiteous

[dis-pit-ee-uhs]
adjective Archaic.
malicious; cruel; pitiless.

Origin:
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

dispiteously, adverb
dispiteousness, noun
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