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Despiteful, 1) full of aversion and contemptuous hate, malicious: “to seem d. and ungentle to you,” As V, 2, 86. “his d. Juno,” All's III, 4, 13. “the most d. gentle greeting,” Troil IV, 1, 32 (Ff despitefullest). “d. and intolerable wrongs,” Tit. IV, 4, 50.
2) hateful, annoying: “d. love,” Shr. IV, 2, 14. “d. tidings,” R3 IV, 1, 37. “d. Rome,” Ant. II, 6, 22.
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