vindictive


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vin·dic·tive

 (vĭn-dĭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful.
2. Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.

[From Latin vindicta, vengeance, from vindex, vindic-, surety, avenger; see vindicate.]

vin·dic′tive·ly adv.
vin·dic′tive·ness n.

vindictive

(vɪnˈdɪktɪv)
adj
1. disposed to seek vengeance
2. characterized by spite or rancour
3. (Law) English law (of damages) in excess of the compensation due to the plaintiff and imposed in punishment of the defendant
[C17: from Latin vindicta revenge, from vindicāre to vindicate]
vinˈdictively adv
vinˈdictiveness n

vin•dic•tive

(vɪnˈdɪk tɪv)

adj.
1. vengeful.
2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit.
[1610–20; < Latin vindict(a) vengeance (compare vindicate) + -ive]
vin•dic′tive•ly, adv.
vin•dic′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vindictive - disposed to seek revenge or intended for revengevindictive - disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
unforgiving - unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy; "a surly unforgiving old woman"
2.vindictive - showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurtvindictive - 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"
malicious - having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

vindictive

vindictive

adjective
Disposed to seek revenge:
Translations
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vindictive

[vɪnˈdɪktɪv] ADJvengativo; (= spiteful) → rencoroso
to be vindictive towards sbser vengativo con algn

vindictive

[vɪnˈdɪktɪv] adj [person] → vindicatif/ive, rancunier/ière

vindictive

adj speech, personrachsüchtig; moodnachtragend, unversöhnlich; he is not a vindictive personer ist nicht nachtragend; these measures are likely to make the unions feel vindictivediese Maßnahmen könnten bei den Gewerkschaften auf Unwillen or Ressentiments stoßen; I hope you won’t feel vindictive because of my rather harsh criticismich hoffe, Sie tragen mir meine etwas harte Kritik nicht nach or Sie nehmen mir meine etwas harte Kritik nicht übel; corporal punishment can make pupils feel vindictive toward(s) the teacherdie Prügelstrafe kann die Schüler gegen den Lehrer aufbringen; to feel a moment’s vindictive pleasureeinen Moment der Schadenfreude verspüren

vindictive

[vɪnˈdɪktɪv] adjvendicativo/a
to feel vindictive towards sb → volersi vendicare di qn
References in classic literature ?
Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and, catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive.
In short, everything wore rather the appearance of a day of pleasure, than of an hour stolen from the dangers and toil of a bloody and vindictive warfare.
I reflected acutely that the sense of such differences, such superiorities of quality, always, on the part of the majority--which could include even stupid, sordid headmasters-- turn infallibly to the vindictive.
When on that shivering winter's night, the Pequod thrust her vindictive bows into the cold malicious waves, who should I see standing at her helm but Bulkington
But be all this as it may; let the unseen, ambiguous synod in the air, or the vindictive princes and potentates of fire, have to do or not with earthly Ahab, yet, in this present matter of his leg, he took plain practical procedures; --he called the carpenter.
She roused up, now, with a vindictive cast in her eye, and gave her plaited tails a shake and said she knew what SHE'D do.
It was strange: a bold, vindictive, and haughty gentleman seemed somehow in the power of one of the meanest of his dependants; so much in her power, that even when she lifted her hand against his life, he dared not openly charge her with the attempt, much less punish her for it.
He had maintained his vindictive purpose against his eldest son, and had applied to a stranger for the professional assistance which I honestly believe he was ashamed to ask for at my hands.
This done, he went away, muttering, and uttered the cry of his trade next door, in a vindictive shriek.
She had waited longer than she knew, and now that she found herself belated in the snow-hidden ruggedness of the long lanes, even the animation of a vindictive purpose could not keep her spirit from failing.
Yet, with the vindictive memory proper to offended pride, especially when combined with conscious want of desert, John had hardly proceeded three paces, ere again, turning around, he fixed an eye of stern resentment upon the yeoman who had displeased him in the early part of the day, and issued his commands to the men-at-arms who stood near ``On your life, suffer not that fellow to escape.
But naturally being a thin-legged person (though vindictive and sandy whiskered)--he was quite unable to lift the heavy weight to the level of the hook and rope.