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vindictive

vin·dic·tive

vindictive

 
 
pronunciation:
vIn dIk tihv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: desirous of revenge; vengeful.
He had cheated on her during their marriage, and she became vindictive during their divorce.
synonyms:
malicious, spiteful, vengeful, vicious
antonyms:
forgiving
similar words:
bitter, ill-disposed, malevolent, mean, petty, rancorous
definition 2: said or done in a spiteful or retaliatory spirit.
Setting fire to the leader's residence was a vindictive act on the part of the rebels.
synonyms:
malicious, spiteful, vicious
similar words:
bitter, catty, hostile, mean, rancorous, resentful, retaliatory, venomous
derivations: vindictively (adv.), vindictiveness (n.)