avenging

adjective
aveng·ing | \ ə-ˈven-jiŋ \

Definition of avenging 

: seeking or gaining vengeance an avenging angel

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Toss in his portly stature and Hoskins was a perfect choice for the heroic plumber Mario, the avenging angel who stomps through worlds of evil turtles and living mushrooms, even if the actor was neither Italian nor American. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Dazzling Failures of Super Mario Bros.," 31 May 2018 Iron Man and his avenging friends are onto Phase 3 now.) David Greenwald, OregonLive.com, "The Weeknd announces Portland date, 'Starboy' fall tour," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of avenging

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of avenging was in 1590

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