What does vengeance mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    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.]

  2. Vengeance(noun)

    harm; mischief

    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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Numerology

  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. Maamoun Abdulkarim:

    It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us. If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed, it is now wanton destruction ... their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.

  2. Jim Rossman:

    We saw COVID-19's impact on activism show up in March, lower M&A activity and companies focused on conserving cash will mean that activists are likely to increase their focus on operational performance and how management teams react to the crisis as the basis for new campaigns. But in a few months, activists who have been waiting on the sidelines could come back with a vengeance.

  3. Jim Bridenstine:

    The American space program is coming back. It's coming back with a vengeance, we all love Apollo. But in the Artemis program we go to the moon sustainably, and this time we have a very diverse, highly qualified astronaut corps that includes women.

  4. Charlotte Brontë:

    Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

  5. Xander Schauffele:

    As weird as it sounds, I'm happy I missed that last putt so I'm not super satisfied with the round, i'll go out tomorrow with a little bit of vengeance.

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