In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(action/mood/person/nature) vengativoto be vindictive toward sb — mostrarse vengativo con algn
- Though Scylla is bent, harsh, and angry, the source of her rage is not vindictive.
- Those opposing him were so vindictive, untrue and stupid that they helped his cause even more than those that praised him.
- How much more harsh and vindictive can our magistrates be?
- This legislation can be used by malicious and vindictive people to get at their neighbours who might have a puppy or a dog next door.
- Of course, the senior officers ran the risk of incurring the wrath of a vindictive and ruthless Chief Minister.
- The state has proved how nasty and vindictive it can be over all this.
- As well as levelling whole cities, the forces of nature pursue and torment individuals in the most vindictive and sadistic manner.
- The only way this expulsion can be interpreted is as a spiteful and vindictive move.
- Never the less, it also makes me extremely bitter and vindictive and say horrid things.
- The losers must not be vindictive and the winners must not be arrogant.
- And then you can send off vindictive messages to the spammers, telling them you told on them.
- Les had gone into the deal with full understanding of how vindictive and unforgiving Arnie and those in his organization could be.
- Everything conspires to bring out the worst in him as he turns petty, malicious and vindictive.
- If it was (as she claims) an accident, it was unfortunately timed to appear like a vindictive fit of pique.
- What kind of idyll was it that was supposed to emerge from this ugly, vindictive battle?
- Goerge says public record will show that he is not a vindictive person.
- For the life of me I can't understand the vindictive nature of their comments.
- It is childish and hateful to manufacture petty, vindictive cliques who seem to thrive on aloofness, exclusivity and secrecy.
- The vindictive politics of the period may have pushed the nation over the abyss, but at least the cadres were squeaky clean.
- Wilson thought both France and Britain were being too vindictive and unreasonable.
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