Meaning of vindicative in English:



  • 1

    another term for vindictive

    ‘Members of DOVE stand accused of being vindicative, scaremongering and using intimidatory tactics to name but a few.’
    • ‘It was no longer a question of pink slips, trials, excommunications, since the aborted scandal of Parsifal: no one had lost face - especially not the proud and vindicative director - but Wolfgang Wagner had won.’
    • ‘This president tends to be kind of vindicative about these things.’
  • 2Serving to vindicate someone or something.

    ‘the Vindicative Answer lately published’
    • ‘After reading your vindicative and inspiring article I'm ready to go to the store, and I'm sure this time I'll walk away a satisfied customer’



/vɪnˈdɪkətɪv/ /ˈvɪndɪkeɪtɪv/