Origin of vindictive
SYNONYMS FOR vindictive
Can be confusedvindicatory vindictive
Examples from the Web for vindictively
London was famously charismatic, but to those closest to him, he could be vindictively cruel.
The governor also sued Madigan and vindictively cut funding for the Illinois Arts Council headed by Madigan's wife.
He snatched up his hat, clapped it on the back of his head, and stood for a few moments staring at her vindictively.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
She jammed her hat on her head and stuck a hat pin through it vindictively.The Incubator Baby|Ellis Parker Butler
Why, I do believe I heard a fairy dancing, or (vindictively) can it have been another ton of coal coming in?
Lloyd chuckled so vindictively that Symonds glanced at him in surprise.The Lost Despatch|Natalie Sumner Lincoln
Greening (vindictively, aside, and holding the pepper-pot): Have you.Christmas Entertainments|Alice Maude Kellogg