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vindictive

English law (of damages) in excess of the compensation due to the plaintiff and imposed in punishment of the defendant
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defined by the Supreme Court, vindictiveness means that a prosecutor has
This action displays the vindictiveness, pettiness, true colors and radicalism of our president.
Veep amplifies that attitude with characters who range from mean to pathetic and who display comically large capacities for vanity, pettiness, and vindictiveness.
in deference to the Allies' vindictiveness, Mauser dropped 'Waffenfabrik' and changed the wording .
We join MP Michel Aoun in solidarity against any vindictiveness, and we hope that this atmosphere would prevail during deliberations to form a new government as soon as possible," said Salam.
Well, your shortsightedness, domestic political considerations and vindictiveness have not only plunged the people of this small island into years of recession and hardship, but taken another step to destroying that great "ideal" of a prosperous, united Europe, at peace, without borders and with a single currency.
Spending millions of pounds on extra bureaucracy in order to means test a relatively small number of wealthy pensioners (who wouldn't choose to travel on a bus anyhow) and putting fear into many not-so-wealthy pensioners, seems the height of vindictiveness.
ISLAMABAD -- MNA Ali Musa Gilani, son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, on Saturday filing a petition in the Supreme Court against Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) personnel involved in his arrest said that ANF has resorted to personal vindictiveness.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Union said that fighting Islam happens through launching channels specialized in sowing sedition and inflaming the religious sentiments of the Arabs and Muslims through films and drawings intended to harm the image of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon him), indicating that the so-called ''Innocence of Muslims" film which was directed and produced by a US-Israeli producer sought to send a message of hatred and vindictiveness against the Prophet.
Conservative MEPs' leader Richard Ashworth said: "Whether or not you care for the aroma of garlic, nobody likes the whiff of vindictiveness.
Fox blamed the media for his downfall, claiming he had been the victim of "personal vindictiveness, even hatred" in the way details of his relationship with chum Adam Werritty were picked over by newspaper reporters.
Dr Fox went on to say his case had been the subject of a "media frenzy" which included expressions of "a personal vindictiveness, and even hatred, that should worry all of us".