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vindictiveadjective

uk   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv/ us   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv/ disapproving
vindictively
adverb uk   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv.li/ us   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv.li/
vindictiveness
noun [U] uk   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv.nəs/ us   /vɪnˈdɪk.tɪv.nəs/
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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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