Definition of vindicative in English:

vindicative

adjective

archaic
  • 1

    another term for vindictive
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Members of DOVE stand accused of being vindicative, scaremongering and using intimidatory tactics to name but a few.’
  • 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’

Pronunciation:

vindicative

/ˈvɪndɪˌkətɪv/