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Full of malice; spiteful.
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an archaic word for spiteful
deˈspitefully, deˈspiteously adv
deˈspitefulness, deˈspiteousness n
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|Adj.||1.||despiteful - 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
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