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Definitions for vindictive
vɪnˈdɪk tɪvvin·dic·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revengeful, vindictive, vengefuladjective

    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, vindictiveadjective

    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. vindictiveadjective

    Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vindictiveadjective

    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. Vindictiveadjective

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dana Boente:

    For his own vindictive purposes, Jeffrey Sterling carelessly disclosed extremely valuable, highly classified information that he had taken an oath to keep secret.

  4. Ched Evans:

    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.

  5. The Republican-controlled Senate:

    Instead of self-victimizing and self-aggrandizing, instead of being spiteful and vindictive, President Trump could have used his nationally televised speech to show some contrition and unite the nation.

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