de·​spit·​eous di-ˈspi-tē-əs How to pronounce despiteous (audio)
: feeling or showing despite : malicious
despiteously adverb archaic

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of despiteous was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Despiteous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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