What does vindictive mean?

Definitions for vindictive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. vindictive(Adjective)

    Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged.

    Etymology: From vindicta, from vindico, from vindex, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vindictive(adj)

    disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful

    Etymology: [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. Vindicative.]

  2. Vindictive(adj)

    punitive

    Etymology: [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. Vindicative.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vindictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vindictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of vindictive in a Sentence

  1. Justin Pidot:

    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.

  2. Wade Henderson:

    The failure of Corporate America to challenge the President's racist rhetoric is disheartening, but not surprising, after all, the economy is humming ; and most corporate leaders would prefer to avoid a confrontation with a vindictive President. But in the struggle for the soul of Corporate America, there can be no by-standers.

  3. Dave Kallman:

    I think its totally vindictive.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    What may be personal, though, and I think I have to be very candid about this, is I made the argument that it's going to require moral courage to stand up to this President, and this is a wrathful and vindictive president.

  5. New York-baseddefense attorney Lance Fletcher:

    Vindictive does not equal vindication and never will. to me, this motion seems like a good idea because it will not hurt Gawker to make it at this point but it probably won't succeed because it is difficult to overturn are jury verdict and it is unclear how relevant the additional tapes would have been.

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