Definitions for vengeanceˈvɛn dʒəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

venge•ance*ˈvɛn dʒəns(n.)

  1. infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like in return for an injury or other offense received; revenge.

  2. an opportunity for or an instance of this.

  3. the desire for revenge:

    to be full of vengeance.

Idioms for vengeance:

  1. with a vengeance, with violent force and rage. with extreme or excessive energy:

    to set to work with a vengeance.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See revenge.

Origin of vengeance:

1250–1300; ME < OF, =vengi(er) to avenge (< L vindicāre; see vindicate ) +-ance -ance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. vengeance(noun)ˈvɛn dʒəns


    to take vengeance on sb

  2. vengeanceˈvɛn dʒəns

    in an extreme or determined way

    a virus that swept through the town with a vengeance


  1. vengeance(Noun)

    Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vengeance(noun)

    punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge

  2. Vengeance(noun)

    harm; mischief

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


harm done in return for injury received; revenge.

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