vindictive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vindictive" in British English

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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 ​formerprisoner.
vindictively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
vindictiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of vindictive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vindictive" in American English

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vindictiveadjective

 us   /vɪnˈdɪk·tɪv/
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.
(Definition of vindictive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vindictive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 想复仇的, 报复性的, 怀恨在心的…
in Turkish kinci, kindar, kin güden…
in Russian мстительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想復仇的, 報復性的, 懷恨在心的…
in Polish mściwy…
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