vendetta


ven·det·ta

noun \ven-ˈde-tə\

: 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

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:  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

  1. 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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