vindictive

[v_ɪ_n_d_ˈɪ_k_t_ɪ_v], [vɪndˈɪktɪv], [vɪndˈɪktɪv]

Antonyms for vindictive:

charitable, warm, brotherly, high-minded, humane, altruistic, forgiving, magnanimous, tenderhearted, humanitarian, noble, good, benign, loving, warmhearted, good-hearted, philanthropic, kind, kindly, merciful, tender, benignant, compassionate, benevolent, kindhearted, unmalicious, Relenting, sweet, sympathetic.


Definitions of vindictive:

  1.   Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Given to revenge; revengeful. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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.   Vindictively. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Revengeful. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; " more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; " punishments... essentially vindictive in their nature"- M. R. Cohen – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   Punitive. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   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. Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive peace. – Reinhold Niebuhr
  5. 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
  6. 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. We have against us, first, this vindictive Duc de Chateaurouge, who, no doubt, has poisoned the king's mind. ” – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  2. But Fanning was too much worked up in his vindictive anger to stop. ” – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  3. Admiral Rymelandt was not only a stern, but a vindictive man. ” – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  4. But you're not vindictive and we'll let that go. ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  5. You are nothing, girl," cried the woman, her dark eyes blazing with vindictive spite. ” – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  6. 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
  7. “ 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
  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. When they did so, they were soon reduced, and Pizarro, far from vindictive measures, was open to the first demonstrations of submission. ” – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  10. But his own memoirs, if the truth is here stated, prove his cruel and vindictive character. ” – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  11. “ Calvin pointed at her with vindictive finger, and at once clasped both hands over his stomach. ” – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. 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
  13. “ I don't think that I'm a vindictive man by nature, but with that man I mean to make it even some of these days. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  14. Their tenor has changed, too, and they sound vindictive in their anticipated triumph. ” – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  15. 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
  16. She had a purpose; but it was a vindictive one; and her soul was all tossed with passion, instead of being settled in patience. ” – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  17. Their vindictive faces expressed the malignant joy they felt at the expectation of putting him to the torture. ” – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  18. He was savagely vindictive – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  19. In Yorkshire the family had been accounted a vindictive race. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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