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vindictive
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
desirous of seeking revenge or wanting to hurt someone
  • A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.
    p. 14.7
vindictiveness = desire to hurt others

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "vindictive" in 1984 by Orwell.

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