Vindictively
Vindictive Vin*dic"tive, a. [For vindicative, confused with L. vindicta revenge, punishment, fr. vindicare to vindicate. Cf. {Vindicative}.] 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful. [1913 Webster]

I am vindictive enough to repel force by force. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Punitive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Vindictive damages}. (Law) See under {Damage}, n. [1913 Webster] -- {Vin*dic"tive*ly}, adv. -- {Vin*dic"tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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