- s disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare
punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
- s showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment
- The opposition alleged that the government's decision to order a probe was nothing but a witch hunt and shows the vindictive nature of the present government.
- The young Keynes held his tongue as Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau imposed vindictive war reparations on Germany.
- A veritable faux pas factory sporting a constant smirk and a vindictive manner, Mecham strikes many voters as a simpleminded ideologue who is giving a bad name to the nation's .
- Kurt Westergaard in eTaiwan News
I am an old and peaceful man and I am not vindictive but, of course, I believe he should be punished in line with the terror laws,Westergaard told The Associated Press.
- Tony Woodley in Channel 4 News
As a sign of goodwill and good faith, I'm making this offer now to Willie Walsh,Mr Woodley said. "Willie, turn round and reinstate our people's travel without unnecessary, vindictive removal of their service, and this union will call off...
- James Madison in RedState (blog)
Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Number 6 that: "Men are ambitious, vindictive and rapacious," with James Madison writing in Federalist 51, "But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men...