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Vindictive Meaning & Definition
Vindictive Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of 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"
[adj] disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen

Synonyms | Synonyms for Vindictive: despiteful | malicious | revengeful | spiteful | unforgiving | vengeful

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Vindictive In Webster's Dictionary

\Vin*dic"tive\, a. [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. {Vindicative}.] 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful. I am vindictive enough to repel force by force. --Dryden. 2. Punitive. [Obs.] {Vindictive damages}. (Law) See under {Damage}, n. -- {Vin*dic"tive*ly}, adv. -- {Vin*dic"tive*ness}, n.

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