Meaning of “vindictive” in the English Dictionary

"vindictive" in British English

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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/

(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)