Definition of vindictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    vindictive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//vɪnˈdɪktɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1trying to harm or upset someone, or showing that you want to, because you think that they have harmed you synonym spiteful
  2. 2 He accused her of being vindictive. a vindictive comment
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adverb “It serves them right,” he thought vindictively.
vindictiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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