Vindictive

Vin*dic"tive

(?), a. [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. Vindicative.] 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.
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I am vindictive enough to repel force by force.
Dryden.
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2. Punitive. [Obs.]
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Vindictive damages. (Law) See under Damage, n.
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-- Vin*dic"tive*ly, adv. -- Vin*dic"tive*ness, n.
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