adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

: feeling or showing a desire to harm someone who has harmed you : feeling or showing a desire for vengeance

Full Definition of VENGEFUL

:  revengeful: as
a :  seeking to avenge
b :  serving to gain vengeance
venge·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
venge·ful·ness noun

Examples of VENGEFUL

  1. The robbery was committed by a vengeful former employee.
  2. The fire was a vengeful act of destruction.

Origin of VENGEFUL

obsolete English venge revenge
First Known Use: circa 1586
VENGEFUL Defined for Kids


adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

Definition of VENGEFUL for Kids

:  wanting revenge


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