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Synonyms for vindictive
vɪnˈdɪk tɪvvin·dic·tive

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  1. vindictiveadjective

    vengeful, revengeful, nasty

  2. vindictiveadjective

    Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged.

    nasty, revengeful, vengeful

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  1. vindictive

    revengeful, spiteful, unforgiving, unrelenting, implacable, rancorous, unmerciful

    forgiving, generous, forbearing, merciful, unvindictive

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  1. revengeful, vindictive, vengefuladjective

    disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

    "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen

    vengeful, revengeful, spiteful, despiteful

    forgiving, unmalicious

  2. despiteful, spiteful, vindictiveadjective

    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"

    vengeful, despiteful, spiteful, revengeful

    unmalicious, forgiving

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  1. vindictiveadjective

    revengeful, unforgiving, unrelenting, implacable, vengeful, rancorous, malevolent, malicious, malignant, spiteful, resentful

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  1. vindictiveadjective

    revengeful, implacable, malevolent, rancorous

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  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

  2. Justin Pidot:

    The statute is written in overbroad terms and could apply to circumstances that we cannot envision, you can imagine a circumstance where a local sheriff might enforce it in order to be vindictive against an enemy, for example.

  3. Doug Churdar:

    In most states, employers are allowed to be controlling and vindictive when it comes to social media, it’s different for government or public employers. They cannot ignore the First Amendment.

  4. Katie Hill:

    Allegations that I have been involved in a relationship with Graham Kelly are absolutely false, i am saddened that the deeply personal matter of my divorce has been brought into public view and the vindictive claims of my ex have now involved the lives and reputations of unrelated parties.

  5. Andrea Ramsey:

    In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero-tolerance standard, for me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process.

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