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ˈvɛn dʒənsvengeance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    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"


  1. vengeancenoun

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


  1. Vengeance

    Vengeance is a song written and performed by Carly Simon and produced by Arif Mardin. The song served as the lead single from Simon's eighth studio album Spy. The single was a moderate success on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking right under the Top 40 at #48. Simon received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female in 1980, the first year to feature this category. Simon included the track on her two disc career compilation set Anthology (2002). Simon made a music video for the song, and MTV later used a clip from it in a commercial that enticed viewers to get stereo sound on their Television sets. The promotional clip was also chosen by Pioneer Electronics to be part of their first demo disc for its then-new LaserDisc player.


  1. vengeance

    Vengeance refers to the act of seeking retribution or recompense for a perceived wrong or injustice. It involves a strong desire to harm or hurt someone as a way of obtaining personal satisfaction or the restoration of justice, often through aggressive or retaliatory actions. Vengeance typically stems from deep feelings of anger, resentment, or a desire for vindication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vengeancenoun

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

  2. Vengeancenoun

    harm; mischief

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vengeance in a Sentence

  1. Phil Robertson:

    I hope that people would quit accusing each other, we’re all guilty of sin. We all make mistakes. Therefore, you have no excuse to pass judgment on someone else. That’s what people do. They find a mistake you made when you were 18 years old or something you said on the internet long ago. Then they go after you with a vengeance. You’re condemning yourself by passing judgment on others. Do you think you’ll escape God’s judgment? In a culture of accusations, shame and condemnation, I’m just trying to speak out about the word of God… Just forgive each other and move on for crying out loud.

  2. Michelle Gomez:

    It felt like a sweet victory, 'You can vaporize me but it's not gonna make me any different. I'm just gonna come back stronger.' A little different though, but she's definitely back with a vengeance.

  3. Nansel Larson:

    Vengeance is always dual face Cool and interesting when doing to others but hurt and pains when receiving from others.

  4. Liam Donaldson:

    Polio is still out there, (It) has fought back with a vengeance at every stage of the game. And it's still fighting.

  5. Elise Stefanik:

    Good riddance to the Worst Governor in America, under Andrew Cuomo’s failed leadership, New Yorkers suffered corruption scandal after corruption scalndal, illegal criminal acts committed on the taxpayers’ dime, and unhinged political vengeance and retaliation creating a toxic political culture systemic in Albany.

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