despiteful

adjective

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

Examples of despiteful in a Sentence

despiteful treatment of his poor relations during their visit

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Despiteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despiteful. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

despiteful

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