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He is not nasty or vindictive or malicious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Are our democratically elected persons being vindictive? The Sun (2014)To me this seems petty and vindictive. The Sun (2008)This style of ignoring is not about withdrawing affection and is not meant as a malicious or vindictive act. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because what they're doing is making business look unpleasant and nasty and vindictive. The Sun (2013)Washington agreed, for he was not a vindictive man. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)What a horrible, nasty, vindictive woman she is. The Sun (2016)Taken in isolation, my boss's actions seemed more petty than vindictive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I personally do not get any pleasure from seeing people locked up for a long time, but these people were cruel and vindictive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He'It such a shame that their is ruined and their future be ruined as well because of person 's vindictive behaviour. The Sun (2006)The notion seems to be that she is more victim than villain, with the real villain being a nasty, vindictive media industry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had no idea who this nasty, vindictive, evil person was. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: vindictive ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is vindictive, you are critical of them because they deliberately try to upset or cause trouble for someone who they think has done them harm.
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