despiteful

adjective

de·​spite·​ful di-ˈspīt-fəl How to pronounce despiteful (audio)
: expressing malice or hate
despitefully adverb
despitefulness noun

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Example Sentences

despiteful treatment of his poor relations during their visit

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of despiteful was in the 15th century

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“Despiteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despiteful. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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