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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being vindictive; revengeful spirit; revengefulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being vindictive
  • noun A malevolent desire for revenge

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a malevolent desire for revenge


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  • Now when the TRUTH about her corruption, lack of ethics, abuse of power conviction, and vindictiveness is coming back on her, she plays victim and cuts and runs.

    Palin ally: 'Life is not happy for her' right now 2009

  • It's amazing how her vindictiveness is coming back to haunt her.

    McCain: Palin bills were for 'troopergate' 2009

  • Mean-spirited and vindictiveness from the top down, eh, faux boy?

    Think Progress » Fox trashes Olbermann. 2006

  • They were part of efforts by Madikizela-Mandela to end what she has termed the vindictiveness of President Thabo Mbeki's and ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma's presidential campaigns.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2007

  • It is your want of judgment, your vindictiveness, that is the cause of my death.

    Invisible Links Selma Lagerl��f 1899

  • Second Conservative minister accused of blurring role of adviser Liam Fox apologises to MPs but condemns media 'vindictiveness' - video Follow all the top political stories of the day on Twitter with the Guardian and Observer's politics team

    The Guardian World News Hélène Mulholland 2011

  • This kind of vindictiveness is not what we want in a leader, we just had 7 yrs of that.

    Hillary To NBC: Fire David Shuster 2009

  • SNEDDON: I'm not -- (UNINTELLIGIBLE) that characterization because that's unfair that there's some kind of vindictiveness involved here or fearlessness involved or retribution.

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2003 2003

  • How a young widow might feel to be told by her husband's first wife that she never really knew him, that she was merely a clueless latecomer – and what kind of vindictiveness would cause the first wife to say such a thing – seem to be matters of mere psychology beneath this author's notice.

    Eighteen Pages of Genius - Then Modernist Mandarinism 2001

  • You knew me in "former days as mild," etc., and were not prepared for such a speech; you charitably suggest that its "vindictiveness" may be owing to a substitution of the reporter's language for my own, and "are not without hope of seeing a disclaimer."

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I Matilda Joslyn Gage 1863


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