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Meaning of DESPITEFUL

Pronunciation:  di'spItful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

DESPITEFUL is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: malicious, spiteful, vindictive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acrid, antagonistic, antipathetic, belligerent, bitchy, bitter, cattish, catty, caustic, clashing, colliding, conflicting, detestable, evil, full of hate, hateful, hostile, malevolent, malicious, malignant, quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, set against, sore, spiteful, unlikable, venomous, vicious, virulent, vitriolic, wicked
 

 

 

 

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