despiteous

adjective
de·​spit·​eous | \ di-ˈspi-tē-əs How to pronounce despiteous (audio) \

Definition of despiteous

archaic
: feeling or showing despite : malicious

Other Words from despiteous

despiteously adverb, archaic

First Known Use of despiteous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Despiteous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despiteous. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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