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Word: vindictive

Definition: disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak

Sentences Containing 'vindictive'

But be all this as it may; let the unseen, ambiguous synod in the air, or the vindictive princes and potentates of fire, have to do or not with earthly Ahab, yet, in this present matter of his leg, he took plain practical procedures;--he called the carpenter.
Friend and editor of Sylvia Plath, Al Alvarez described the book as 'funny, troublesome, rude, vindictive, sharp as a knife and elegantly written'.
He called for the cancellation of German reparations, which he regarded as vindictive.
His eyes, neither black, grey, nor blue, greatly resembling those of the owl—always moving, watchful and wary, and the most cruel and vindictive-looking eyes that were ever set in human head."
Hugh Peter came all the way from Salem, and Thomas Weld, one of Hutchinson's most vindictive accusers, was there from Roxbury, with his more gentle colleague, John Eliot, who, despite his mildness, was opposed to the doctrines of the accused.
It was one of those less lowering, but still grey and gloomy enough mornings of the transition, when with a fair wind the ship was rushing through the water with a vindictive sort of leaping and melancholy rapidity, that as I mounted to the deck at the call of the forenoon watch, so soon as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me.
Phares continues to question the suitably of kids singing along to songs such as "3 Doors Down's morbid 'When I'm Gone', or Justin Timberlake's vindictive 'Cry Me a River'," but admits the cover of Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" is "a fairly good re-creation of the song" and thinks "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte "has enough punky energy to appeal to kids."
This done, he went away, muttering, and uttered the cry of his trade next door, in a vindictive shriek.
Traitor, cruel, vindictive, and perfidious, wherein had this poor wretch failed in his fidelity, who with such frankness showed thee the secrets and the joys of his heart?
When on that shivering winter's night, the Pequod thrust her vindictive bows into the cold malicious waves, who should I see standing at her helm but Bulkington!

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