from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Archaic Despiteful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Full of contempt or ill will; opprobrious; insulting.
- adj. Dispiteous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Despiteful; malicious; furious.
Therefore, I tell you that the proud, despiteous rich man, though he knoweth it not, is in hell already, because he hath no fellow; and he that hath so hardy a heart that in sorrow he thinketh of fellowship, his sorrow is soon but a story of sorrow -- a little change in the life that knows not ill. "