avenging

adjective

aveng·​ing ə-ˈven-jiŋ How to pronounce avenging (audio)
: seeking or gaining vengeance
an avenging angel

Examples of avenging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 31 May 2018 Iron Man and his avenging friends are onto Phase 3 now.) David Greenwald, OregonLive.com, 13 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avenging was in 1590

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“Avenging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avenging. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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