Synonyms of vindictive
- 1. revengeful, vindictive, vengeful, unforgiving (vs. forgiving)
- usage: disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
- 2. despiteful, spiteful, vindictive, malicious (vs. unmalicious)
- usage: showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
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Definition and meaning of vindictive (Dictionary)