HyperDic: vindictive

English > 2 senses of the word vindictive:
ADJECTIVEallvindictive, revengeful, vengefuldisposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
allvindictive, despiteful, spitefulshowing malicious ill ... / ill will and a desire to hurt
vindictive > pronunciation
Soundsvihndih'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > vindictive: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdisposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge.
Examples
  • "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare
  • "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
Synonymsrevengeful, vengeful
BroaderunforgivingUnwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
Spanishvengativo, vindicativo
Nounsvindictivenessa malevolent desire for revenge
Adverbsvindictivelyin a vindictive, revengeful manner
English > vindictive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing malicious ill ... / ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite / spite.
Example "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
Synonymsdespiteful, spiteful
BroadermaliciousHaving the nature of or resulting from malice
Spanishmalévolo, maligno, rencoroso, venenoso
Catalanmalèvol, maliciós, maligne, rancuniós
Nounsvindictivenessa malevolent desire for revenge

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