despiteous
adjective Date: 14th century archaic feeling or showing despite ; maliciousdespiteously adverb, archaic

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  • 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

  • despiteous — adjective a) Full of contempt or ill will; opprobrious; insulting. b) Dispiteous …   Wiktionary

  • despiteous — de·spit·e·ous …   English syllables

  • despiteous — des•pit•e•ous [[t]dɪˈspɪt i əs[/t]] adj. archaic malicious; spiteful …   From formal English to slang

  • despiteous — /dəsˈpɪtiəs/ (say duhs piteeuhs) adjective Obsolete 1. malicious; spiteful. 2. contemptuous. –despiteously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • despiteous —   a. spiteful, malevolent …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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