Despiteful De*spite"ful, a. [See {Despite}, and cf. {Spiteful}.] Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious. -- {De*spite"ful*ly}, adv. -- {De*spite"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters. --Rom. i. 30. [1913 Webster]

Pray for them which despitefully use you. --Matt. v. 44. [1913 Webster]

Let us examine him with despitefulness and fortune. --Book of Wisdom ii. 19. [1913 Webster]

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