from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful.
- adj. Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.
- adj. Punitive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Revengeful; given to revenge; indicating a revengeful spirit.
- Punitive; pertaining to or serving as punishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
- adj. showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
I realize that the word vindictive is a little strong for his comment to David, but there does seem to be some rancor coming from something.
And then the constant problem: how informed, smart, generous, dumb, ignorant or vindictive is the population, and what timeline do they consider — this year, or this century? bob h says:
Lying will not get you in the WH; to be vindictive is non-Christian.
So I called her vindictive, and then she just laughed at me.
He painted in strong terms the incapacity, and what he called the vindictive and treacherous disposition, of the king; and declared, that to liberate him from the confinement under which he was now placed, would be to expose to certain death, a princess, who, by her wisdom and courage, had been the salvation of the state.
More than forty years of strife and struggle with the whisper that, by whatever name she called her vindictive pride and rage, nothing through all eternity could change their nature.
If her campaign was going to leak something like this, they’d do it anonymously, since this just makes her look vindictive, and making Hillary look vindictive is what Fox does, not what her campaign does.
Rather then calling Sarah's book "setting the record straight", the media call it vindictive.
Again, she lied with good reason: to avoid being identified as a vindictive political power player who used the F.B.I. to ruin the lives of people standing in the way of juicy patronage.
He had told Daryl himself with what some might call vindictive relish.