Vin*dic"tive (?), a. [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. Vindicative.]
Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.
I am vindictive enough to repel force by force.
Vindictive damages. Law See under Damage, n.
-- Vin*dic"tive*ly, adv. -- Vin*dic"tive*ness, n.
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