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vindictive

adjective  /vɪnˈdɪk·tɪv/ us  
having or showing a desire to harm someone because you think that the person has harmed you; unwilling to forgive: She was immature, spiteful, even vindictive at times.
Translations of “vindictive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 想復仇的, 報復性的, 懷恨在心的…
in Russian мстительный…
in Turkish kinci, kindar, kin güden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想复仇的, 报复性的, 怀恨在心的…
in Polish mściwy…
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