vindicative

adjective

vin·​dic·​a·​tive vin-ˈdi-kə-tiv How to pronounce vindicative (audio)
1
obsolete : vindictive, vengeful
2
archaic : punitive

Word History

First Known Use

1521, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vindicative was in 1521

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“Vindicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vindicative. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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