Vindictive Definition

vĭn-dĭktĭv
adjective
Revengeful in spirit; inclined to seek vengeance.
Webster's New World
Said or done in revenge; characterized by vengeance.
Vindictive punishment.
Webster's New World
Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.
American Heritage
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Origin of Vindictive

  • From Latin vindicta (“vengeance"), from vindico (“claim, vindicate"), from vindex (“defender"), +"Ž -ive.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin vindicta vengeance from vindex vindic- surety, avenger vindicate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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