Definitions for vengeanceˈvɛn dʒəns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like in return for an injury or other offense received; revenge.
an opportunity for or an instance of this.
the desire for revenge:
to be full of vengeance.
Idioms for vengeance:
with a vengeance, with violent force and rage. with extreme or excessive energy:
to set to work with a vengeance.
* Syn: See revenge.
Origin of vengeance:
1250–1300; ME < OF, =vengi(er) to avenge (< L vindicāre; see vindicate ) +-ance -ance
vengeance, retribution, payback(noun)
the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to take vengeance on sb
in an extreme or determined way
a virus that swept through the town with a vengeance
Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.
punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge
Translations for vengeance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
harm done in return for injury received; revenge.
- vingançaPortuguese (BR)
- die RacheGerman
- 복수, 원수Korean
- balas dendamMalay
- 報仇, 報復Chinese (Trad.)
- sự báo thùVietnamese
- 报仇，复仇Chinese (Simp.)
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