Origin of vindictive
Examples from the Web for vindictive
Preening, arrogant, vindictive, and inexorable; awash with cash; corrupt; in bed with corporate America and big finance.Meet The Democrats’ Secret Savior Against Cuomo Corporatism|James Poulos|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lady developer was harassed by her vindictive ex-boyfriend.Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives: Zoe Quinn, Virtual Rape, and Sexism|Amanda Marcotte|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ever had a petty and vindictive boss, competent only at deflecting blame for his own shortcomings?
He cites Alexander Hamilton, who wrote that human beings are “ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious.”
The email feud between Joe Miller and Todd Palin reveals a problem for Sarah's political future: her vindictive streak.
The sole object of this vindictive creatures life appears now to have been to wreak vengeance upon me.
His victim had now become his tyrant; not implacable or vindictive, but firm and unyielding in the discharge of his duty.Brave Old Salt|Oliver Optic
"If he were the Devil himself, he could not escape us here," said the other, with an accent of vindictive passion.Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever
We should only expose ourselves to the vindictive spirit of the Jacobins without aiding the cause of our devoted friends.'The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
His face quivered and immediately assumed a vindictive expression.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for vindictive
Word Origin for vindictive
Word Origin and History for vindictive
1610s, from Latin vindicta "revenge" (see vindication). Related: Vindictively.