vindictive

[v_ɪ_n_d_ˈɪ_k_t_ɪ_v], [vɪndˈɪktɪv], [vɪndˈɪktɪv]

Definitions of vindictive:

  1.   Vindictively. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Revengeful. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Vindictiveness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Given to revenge; prompted by revenge. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Given to revenge; revengeful. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Given to, or promoted by, revenge; inclined to hold a grudge; as, a vindictive person. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for vindictive:

  1. I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong are also written as mean and vindictive – Yancy Butler
  2. Men are often a lot less vindictive than women are, because we are rejected constantly every day. – Warren Farrell
  3. It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive – W. Somerset Maugham
  4. I saw the Count lying within the box upon the earth, some of which the rude falling from the cart had scattered over him. He was deathly pale, just like a waxen image, and the red eyes glared with the horrible vindictive look which I knew so well. – Bram Stoker
  5. I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance- a sharp, vindictive glance. – James Thurber

Usage examples for vindictive:

  1. But his own memoirs, if the truth is here stated, prove his cruel and vindictive character. ” – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  2. Visions of horror presented themselves to her bewildered brain; all that Indiana had described of the cruelty of this vindictive race came vividly before her mind. ” – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  3. How had Valerie contrived to keep Crevel and Hulot side by side, each tied to an apron- string, when the vindictive Mayor only longed to triumph openly over Hulot? ” – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  4. “ Calvin pointed at her with vindictive finger, and at once clasped both hands over his stomach. ” – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. In Yorkshire the family had been accounted a vindictive race. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  6. “ For though she was proud and sensitive, she was not vindictive and the Judge's conduct on her wedding day had gone far to blot out the recollection of their of their unamicable past. ” – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  7. But you're not vindictive and we'll let that go. ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  8. It was dictated by that spirit of proud vindictive rage, which so strongly marked the character of the marquis. ” – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  9. But Fanning was too much worked up in his vindictive anger to stop. ” – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  10. In fancy, she saw the one who had lighted it- a warrior with vindictive painted face, who peered at the squat shack on the bend as he fanned and smothered the flame. ” – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates

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