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Definition of "vindictive" []

  • Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful. (adjective)
  • Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vindictive" in a sentence
  • "I realize that the word vindictive is a little strong for his comment to David, but there does seem to be some rancor coming from something."
  • "And then the constant problem: how informed, smart, generous, dumb, ignorant or vindictive is the population, and what timeline do they consider — this year, or this century? bob h says:"
  • "Lying will not get you in the WH; to be vindictive is non-Christian."