adjective \di-ˈspīt-fəl\

Definition of DESPITEFUL

:  expressing malice or hate
de·spite·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
de·spite·ful·ness noun

Examples of DESPITEFUL

  1. <despiteful treatment of his poor relations during their visit>

First Known Use of DESPITEFUL

15th century

Rhymes with DESPITEFUL


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