despiteful

adjective
de·​spite·​ful | \ di-ˈspīt-fəl How to pronounce despiteful (audio) \

Definition of despiteful

: expressing malice or hate

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despitefully \ di-​ˈspīt-​fə-​lē How to pronounce despitefully (audio) \ adverb
despitefulness noun

Examples of despiteful in a Sentence

despiteful treatment of his poor relations during their visit

First Known Use of despiteful

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Despiteful.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despitefully. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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