Simple Definition of vendetta
: a very long and violent fight between two families or groups
: a series of acts done by someone over a long period of time to cause harm to a disliked person or group
Full Definition of vendetta
1 : blood feud
2 : an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts <waged a personal vendetta against those who opposed his nomination>
Examples of vendetta
He waged a personal vendetta against his rivals in the Senate.
Origin of vendetta
Italian, literally, revenge, from Latin vindicta — more at vindictive
First Known Use: 1855
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