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Which words describe the definition "having a strong desire for revenge"?

I found this word somewhere a few days ago, can't remember where, and I looked it up on Google's dictionary or Siri, and I meant to take note of it, and I forgot about it until now. However, I can't remember what word it was, but I remember the definition. I tried searching for it using my browser's history, but it doesn't show up. For example, I want to say, 'my friend is or was, (adjective) or is a(n) (adjective noun). No, it's not vengeful. It's something else.

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  • 'Vindictive' appears in the lists given when looking up 'vengeful' at Thesaurus.com. – Edwin Ashworth May 8 '18 at 7:08
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    Pasting the phrase "having a strong desire for revenge" into Google search box gives you "vindictive" in the second result. (The first result being this ELU post.) – Kris May 8 '18 at 7:45
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    Any online thesaurus would have helped your search. Vindictiveness appears as the second synonym of revenge whose 2nd meaning is: "the desire to repay an injury or wrong" – Mari-Lou A May 8 '18 at 8:03
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Vindictive fits your criteria. For example, 'my friend is a vindictive person'.

Link for definition: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/vindictive

  • That's exactly the word I was looking for, and I did take note of it. HOw did you manage to find it? Just curious. It's funny how I had it right there, I just forgot that I did it. Also, I remember seeing this word in a Facebook comment yesterday. – HeavenlyHarmony May 8 '18 at 6:51
  • I just read a lot. Especially the older classics with a lot of big words in them. You can't really forget a word when you've seen it used in a dozen different sentences. – Archipelago2000 May 8 '18 at 7:11
  • Hello, Archi. Please supply an attributed link giving the definition for your correct answer. – Edwin Ashworth May 8 '18 at 7:11

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