Definitions for vengefulˈvɛndʒ fəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
desiring or seeking vengeance; vindictive.
characterized by or showing a vindictive spirit.
Origin of vengeful:
1580–90; shortened form of revengeful
revengeful, vindictive, vengeful(adj)
disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
"more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
Vindictive or wanting vengeance.
His chains now broken, the prisoner turned a vengeful eye toward his former captors.
vindictive; retributive; revengeful