Dispiteous Dis*pit"e*ous, a. [Pref. dis- + piteous. Cf. {Despiteous}.] Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless. --Spenser. -- {Dis*pit"e*ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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