Origin of vindictive
Examples from the Web for vindictiveness
There was a vindictiveness in these crimes which no plea can extenuate.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
Moreover, it would lay him (Sir John) open to the charge of vindictiveness.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
The woman pursued her way with the access of vigor that a dash of vindictiveness will sometimes generate.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
The vindictiveness of her voice accorded well with her person,—expressed it.
The assault itself was so desperate and brutal that it implied a vindictiveness deeper than mere personal revenge.Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2|John George Nicolay and John Hay