What does vengeance mean?

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ˈvɛn dʒənsvengeance

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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. Mark Grant:

    I think this is a real act of vengeance by the ECB and the EU and I think it's a shame, you saw the stock market, which had been up over 100 as soon as this hit the wires, drop down to a slight positive ; Bonds go from being down a point to up a point.

  2. 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.

  3. Nicholas Haysom:

    There is a risk, in my view, that the conflict may enter a new phase, which could see retaliatory acts of vengeance and an escalating spiral of violence.

  4. 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.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.

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