despiteful


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de·spite·ful

 (dĭ-spīt′fəl)
adj.
Full of malice; spiteful.

de·spite′ful·ly adv.
de·spite′ful·ness n.

despiteful

(dɪˈspaɪtfʊl) or

despiteous

adj
an archaic word for spiteful
deˈspitefully, deˈspiteously adv
deˈspitefulness, deˈspiteousness n

de•spite•ful

(dɪˈspaɪt fəl)

adj.
malicious; spiteful.
[1400–50]
de•spite′ful•ly, adv.
de•spite′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.despiteful - showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurtdespiteful - showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
malicious - having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

despiteful

adjective
Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
But when Theseus heard the story, he straightened himself up, so that he seemed taller than ever before; and as for his face it was indignant, despiteful, bold, tender, and compassionate, all in one look.
The online environment adds an extremely pivotal aspect to despiteful and injurious content, furthering its advancement into something pernicious.
In Marco, "fervore patriottico" ("Frammento" 2707), sense of military duty, and belief that "questa e veramente una santa guerra" ("Frammento" 2729), coexist and are juxtaposed with his realization that such a war, with its despiteful modern strategy, has also an economic cause and is among the byproducts of rising capitalist powers.