despiteful


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Related to despiteful: impeding, rebuffed

de·spite·ful

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

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

(dɪˈspaɪtfʊl) or

despiteous

adj
an archaic word for spiteful
deˈspitefully, deˈspiteously adv
deˈspitefulness, deˈspiteousness n
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de•spite•ful

(dɪˈspaɪt fəl)

adj.
malicious; spiteful.
[1400–50]
de•spite′ful•ly, adv.
de•spite′ful•ness, n.
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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
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despiteful

adjective
Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
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Then the son of Atreus drew his sword, and drove at the projecting part of his helmet, but the sword fell shivered in three or four pieces from his hand, and he cried, looking towards Heaven, "Father Jove, of all gods thou art the most despiteful; I made sure of my revenge, but the sword has broken in my hand, my spear has been hurled in vain, and I have not killed him."
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.
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary Located in the eastern area of Bhutan, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary with an area of 650sqkm is one of the unusual sanctuaries as it was created to protect 'Yeti', the despiteful Snowman called as 'Migoi' by the locals.