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vindictiveadjective

uk   us   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv/ disapproving
having or showing a wish to harm someone because you think that they harmed you; unwilling to forgive: In the movie "Cape Fear", a lawyer's family is threatened by a vindictive former prisoner.
vindictively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
vindictiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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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