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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vin·dic·tive /vɪnˈdɪktɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vin·dic·tive a.
 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.
    I am vindictive enough to repel force by force.   --Dryden.
 2. Punitive.  [Obs.]
 Vindictive damages. Law See under Damage, n.
 -- Vin*dic*tive*ly, adv. -- Vin*dic*tive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more
             vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare;
             "punishments...essentially vindictive in their
             nature"- M.R.Cohen [syn: revengeful, vengeful]
      2: showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated
         by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child";
         "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"
         [syn: despiteful, spiteful]