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vengeful

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adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

Simple Definition of vengeful

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

Full Definition of vengeful

  1. :  revengeful: as a :  seeking to avenge b :  serving to gain vengeance

venge·ful·ly play \-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



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