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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 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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