despitous (c.1185)

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despitous (c.1185)

[ FEW: *3,54b despectus; Gdf: 2,631b despiteus; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1701 despitos; DEAF: ; DMF:  dépiteux; TLF: ; OED:  despiteous adj. / despitous adj.; MED:  despitous adj.; DMLBS: ]
despiteus,  despitos,  despitus;  despeitos,  despeitous  

a.

1contemptuous
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  tutes si orguiloses, Ke d’amer sunt si despitoses  (ms. desiroses)  456
2contemptible, despicable
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Nen es ja [...] la vertu meins vertuose Tot soit la rime despeitose  32vb
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ke nul me serra contrarious Ke a touz ne seit despitous  64
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  a mon coer orguillous et despitous  185
shameful
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  la cause de cele mort pitous et despitous  97
( a.1382 )  toutz qe furount assentuz et enherdauntz a celle despitous fait  22.32
3hideous, dreadful
( c.1270; MS: s.xivin )  Mult fu cele regardeure Pleine de doel e despituse  98.936
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Quatre aunz esteyt si boystus, Sy gurd de cors e despytous Ke sé quisses ne pout avyser  5356
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