implies a mean or malicious vindictiveness spiteful gossip
more directly stress the strong impulsion to action and the actual seeking of vengeance a vengeful, or revengeful, foe
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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The man had a vindictive streak as wide as the valley, no doubt there.
Indisputably Charles was cruel, ungenerous and vindictive; yet he seems, at all hazards, strenuously to have endeavoured to do his duty during a period of political and religious transition, and, despite his violence and brutality, possessed many of the qualities of a wise and courageous statesman.
Bogdanich is vindictive and you'll pay for your obstinacy, said Kirsten.
His face quivered and immediately assumed a vindictive expression.