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"
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
Origin: [F. vengeance, fr. venger to avenge, L. vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge, fr. vindex a claimant, defender, avenger, the first part of which is of uncertain origin, and the last part akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Avenge, Revenge, Vindicate.]
The numerical value of vengeance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of vengeance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
He's in the hands of God now, we don't believe in vengeance, we just forgive.
Milk increases in volume that third to fifth day and it does it with a vengeance.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.
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Translations for vengeance
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- انتقام, يثأرArabic
- Rache, VergeltungGerman
- dìoghaltas, aicheamhailScottish Gaelic
- rivalsa, rappresaglia, vendetta, ritorsioneItalian
- 復讐, 복수Korean
- vendetta, tpattijaMaltese
- wraak, vendetta, vergeldingDutch
- месть, мщение, реванш, воздаяниеRussian
- trả thùVietnamese
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