vindictively


vindictively

adjective

  1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful: a vindictive person.
  2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit: vindictive rumors.

adjective

  1. disposed to seek vengeance
  2. characterized by spite or rancour
  3. English law (of damages) in excess of the compensation due to the plaintiff and imposed in punishment of the defendant
adj.

1610s, from Latin vindicta “revenge” (see vindication). Related: Vindictively.

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