Despitous
Despitous De*spit"ous, a. Despiteous; very angry; cruel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was to sinful man not despitous. --Chaucer. - {De*spit"ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Despitously — Despitous De*spit ous, a. Despiteous; very angry; cruel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He was to sinful man not despitous. Chaucer. {De*spit ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despiteous — Des*pit e*ous, a. [OE. despitous, OF. despiteus, fr. despit; affected in form by E. piteous. See {Despite}.] Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous. [Obs.] Despiteous reproaches. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • despiteous — despiteously, adv. /di spit ee euhs/, adj. Archaic. 1. malicious; spiteful. 2. contemptuous. [1350 1400; var. of ME despitous < AF; OF despiteus, equiv. to despit DESPITE + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dispiteous — dispiteously, adv. dispiteousness, n. /dis pit ee euhs/, adj. Archaic. malicious; cruel; pitiless. [1795 1805; earlier despiteous, alter., after PITEOUS, of dispitous, despitous, ME < AF, OF; see DESPITE, OUS; later taken as DIS 1 + PITEOUS] * *… …   Universalium

  • despiteous — də̇ˈspid.ēəs, (ˈ)de|s adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration of despitous, from Middle French despiteus, from despit + eus ous archaic : full of or moved by ill will : contemptuous, despiteful; broadly …   Useful english dictionary

  • des|pit´e|ous|ly — des|pit|e|ous «dehs PIHT ee uhs», adjective. Archaic. 1. contemptuous. 2. malicious; spiteful. ╂[< variant of Middle English despitous < Anglo French < Old French despit; see etym. under despite (Cf. ↑despite)] – …   Useful english dictionary

  • des|pit|e|ous — «dehs PIHT ee uhs», adjective. Archaic. 1. contemptuous. 2. malicious; spiteful. ╂[< variant of Middle English despitous < Anglo French < Old French despit; see etym. under despite (Cf. ↑despite)] – …   Useful english dictionary

  • despetous — see despitous …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispitous — dispitous, uous, ly see despitous …   Useful english dictionary

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