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English definition of “vindictive”

vindictive

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