Despitefulness
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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  • despitefulness — noun see despiteful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • despitefulness — See despitefully. * * * …   Universalium

  • despitefulness — noun The state or quality of being despiteful …   Wiktionary

  • despitefulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A desire to harm others or to see others suffer: ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, poisonousness, spite, spitefulness, venomousness, viciousness. See ATTITUDE …   English dictionary for students

  • despitefulness — de·spite·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • despitefulness — noun ( es) : malice, cruelty …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despitefully — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despiteful — adjective Date: 15th century expressing malice or hate • despitefully adverb • despitefulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • despiteful — despitefully, adv. despitefulness, n. /di spuyt feuhl/, adj. 1. malicious; spiteful. 2. Obs. contemptuous; insolent. [1400 50; late ME. See DESPITE, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

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