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adjective American English pronunciation: vindictive /vɪnˈdɪktɪv/
  1. someone who is vindictive is cruel to anyone who hurts them and will not forgive them
    vindictive toward:

    Divorced couples often become quite vindictive toward each other.

    1. a.
      used about people's behavior

      a vindictive attempt to punish me for forgetting her birthday

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vindictively

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vindictiveness

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