He was full of self-vindication, full of invective against his fellows, full of mistaken thoughts about God.
I may just add a word here on the subject of self-vindication.
It almost amounted to a self-vindication, and he chuckled in secret, imagining to himself their confusion.
Now his personal sympathies were enlisted, for the path of self-vindication lay through the triumph of the Rainbow.
Our voices have been loud in self-defence and self-vindication, and there has been anger in our voices.
Her eagerness was not that of self-vindication; it was the feverish exaltation with which old age glories over bygone achievement.
Or, art thou on the ground of self-righteousness, self-vindication, and self-complacency?
Mr. Randall's excuse, that the act was done in self-vindication, is the worst of all.
Their attempts at self-vindication will end only in their suffering and confusion.
In private life the story has an application against wild and violent methods of self-vindication.
late 15c., "act of avenging, revenge," from Latin vindicationem (nominative vindicatio) "act of claiming or avenging," from vindicare "to set free, lay claim to, assert, avenge" (related to vindicta "revenge"), probably from vim dicare "to show authority," from vim, accusative of vis "force" + root of dicere "to say" (see diction). Meaning "justification by proof, defense against censure" is attested from 1640s.