De*spite"ful (?), a. [See Despite, and cf. Spiteful.]

Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious.

-- De*spite"ful*ly, adv. -- 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.


© Webster 1913.

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