Definitions for vindictivevɪnˈdɪk tɪv
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revengeful, vindictive, vengeful(adj)
disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
"more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
despiteful, spiteful, vindictive(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"
Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged.
Origin: From vindicta, from vindico, from vindex, .
disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful
Origin: [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. Vindicative.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
For his own vindictive purposes, Jeffrey Sterling carelessly disclosed extremely valuable, highly classified information that he had taken an oath to keep secret.
The statute is written in overbroad terms and could apply to circumstances that we cannot envision, you can imagine a circumstance where a local sheriff might enforce it in order to be vindictive against an enemy, for example.
It has been claimed that those using social media in an abusive and vindictive way towards this woman are supporters of mine, i wish to make it clear that these people are not my supporters, and I condemn their actions entirely and will continue to do so.
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- mstivý, pomstychtivýCzech
- vindicativo, vengativoSpanish
- kostonhaluinen, kostonhimoinenFinnish
- rancuneux, vindicatifFrench
- dìoghaltachScottish Gaelic
- վրեժխնդիր, քինոտ, ոխակալArmenian
- heiftrækinn, hefnigjarnIcelandic
- wraakzuchtig, rancuneusDutch
- złośliwy, mściwyPolish
- vingador, vingativoPortuguese
- ranchiunos, răzbunător, dușmănos, vindicativRomanian
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