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vindictive meaning and definition

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VINDICTIVE adjective

Definition of vindictive (adjective)

  1. disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
    • "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
    • synonyms: revengeful, vengeful
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: despiteful, spiteful
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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