[ vin-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈvɪn dɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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tending or serving to vindicate.
punitive; retributive: vindicatory killings.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Also vin·dic·a·tive [vin-dik-uh-tiv, vin-di-key-]. /vɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv, ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪ-/.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vindicatoryvindicatory , vindictive
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How to use vindicatory in a sentence
His vindicative antipathy to you now meets a recompense in the just indignation of Providence.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2|Samuel J. Tilden
But in heaven, among the immortals, never was an unfortunate hero of the vindicative Muses so reduced into nothingness!Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli