Vindictive synonyms and antonyms

vĭn-dĭk'tĭv

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Full of or given to revenge.
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Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.
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Deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others' suffering; without mercy or pity
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Providing assistance; useful.
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Providing a margin for error or shortcomings.
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Characterized by or stemming from a desire for revenge:
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Showing ill will; malicious
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Having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble-minded; gracious; magnanimous
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Impossible to placate or appease:
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Offensive in taste or smell; nauseating
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Full of malice; spiteful.
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Disposed to seek revenge
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Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
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Reluctant or refusing to forgive:
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Feeling or showing resentment
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Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment:
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Relating to or part of a retaliation.
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Having or showing no pity; merciless; relentless
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Synonym Study

  • Spiteful implies a mean or malicious vindictiveness spiteful gossip
  • Vengeful and revengeful more directly stress the strong impulsion to action and the actual seeking of vengeance a vengeful, or revengeful, foe
  • Vindictive stresses the unforgiving nature of one who is animated by a desire to get even with another for a wrong or injury vindictive feelings
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