2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Despiteful \De*spite"ful\, adjective [See {Despite}, and cf. {Spiteful}.] Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious. -- {De*spite"ful*ly}, adverb -- {De*spite"ful*ness}, n.

Haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters. --Rom. i. 30.

Pray for them which despitefully use you. --Matt. v. 44.

Let us examine him with despitefulness and fortune. --Book of Wisdom ii. 19.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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" [syn: {despiteful}, {spiteful}, {vindictive}]

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