vindicative
adjective Date: 1521 1. obsolete vindictive, vengeful 2. archaic punitive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vindicative — Vin di*ca*tive (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. vindicatif. Cf. {Vindictive}.] 1. Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy. [1913 Webster] 2. Revengeful; vindictive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Vindicative persons live the life of witches, who,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vindicative — index palliative (excusing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vindicative — 1520s, from O.Fr. vindicatif or directly from M.L. vindicativus, from pp. stem of vindicare (see VINDICATE (Cf. vindicate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vindicative — ● vindicatif, vindicative adjectif et nom (latin vindicare, venger) Qui est porté à se venger. Qui est inspiré par le désir de vengeance. ● vindicatif, vindicative (synonymes) adjectif et nom (latin vindicare, venger) Qui est porté à se venger.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vindicative — ˈvindəˌkā]d.iv, ndə̇kə], ndēkə], (ˈ)vin|dikə], ]t], ]ēv also ]əv adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin vindicativus, from Latin vindicatus (past participle of vindicare) + ivus ive 1. obsolete : vindictive, vengeful …   Useful english dictionary

  • vindicative — adjective a) Having a tendency to vindicate. b) Vindictive or excessively vengeful …   Wiktionary

  • vindicative — adj. vindicating; of vindication; punishing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vindicative — vin·di·ca·tive …   English syllables

  • Vindicativeness — Vindicative Vin di*ca*tive (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. vindicatif. Cf. {Vindictive}.] 1. Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy. [1913 Webster] 2. Revengeful; vindictive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Vindicative persons live the life of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vindicatif — vindicatif, ive [ vɛ̃dikatif, iv ] adj. • v. 1400; du lat. vindicare « venger » ♦ Porté à la vengeance. ⇒ rancunier. Un rival vindicatif. On m a « parlé du caractère vindicatif de nos compatriotes » (Mérimée). Adv. VINDICATIVEMENT . ● vindicatif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”