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    vindictive

    vindictive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vindictive

    Definition
    (adj) disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
    Synonyms : revengeful , vengeful
    Example Sentence
    • more vindictive than jealous love
    • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature
    Definition
    (adj) showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
    Synonyms : despiteful , spiteful
    Example Sentence
    • a despiteful fiend
    • a truly spiteful child
    • a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vindictive

vindictive=win+addictive obsessed about winning ...so always having ill will against others

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vin(win) a person is always wanting to win , if he loses he feels to seek revenge

The vindictive one is likely to start vendetta(that is fight for revenge).

vindicate sounds like indicating to win by taking revenge..

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