adj. cruel, pitiless; malicious

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dispiteous — Dis*pit e*ous, a. [Pref. dis + piteous. Cf. {Despiteous}.] Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless. Spenser. {Dis*pit e*ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispiteous — index remorseless, ruthless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dispiteous — [dis pit′ē əs] adj. [ME < OFr despiteus: see DESPITE & OUS] Archaic without pity or mercy; ruthless …   English World dictionary

  • dispiteous — adjective Etymology: alteration of despiteous Date: 1803 archaic cruel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dispiteous — dispiteously, adv. dispiteousness, n. /dis pit ee euhs/, adj. Archaic. malicious; cruel; pitiless. [1795 1805; earlier despiteous, alter., after PITEOUS, of dispitous, despitous, ME < AF, OF; see DESPITE, OUS; later taken as DIS 1 + PITEOUS] * *… …   Universalium

  • dispiteous — adjective a) Spiteful; malevolent; cruel. b) Despiteous …   Wiktionary

  • dispiteous — dis·pit·e·ous …   English syllables

  • dispiteous — dis•pit•e•ous [[t]dɪsˈpɪt i əs[/t]] adj. archaic cruel • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • dispiteous — /dɪsˈpɪtiəs/ (say dis piteeuhs) adjective Obsolete cruel; pitiless …   Australian English dictionary

  • dispiteous — …   Useful english dictionary

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