re·​venge·​ful | \ ri-ˈvenj-fəl How to pronounce revengeful (audio) \

Definition of revengeful

: full of or prone to revenge : determined to get even

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revengefully \ ri-​ˈvenj-​fə-​lē How to pronounce revengeful (audio) \ adverb
revengefulness noun

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Examples of revengeful in a Sentence

the minister urged his congregation to be less revengeful and more forgiving in spirit
Recent Examples on the Web The club came back with wins over Heights Norhill and a revengeful victory over Post Oak on Sunday, but leaving the bases loaded three times is going to all but ruin any team’s hopes for a big win. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 9 July 2019 With that defeat still fresh, the Lady Deer were very much in a revengeful mood. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of revengeful

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revengeful was in 1570

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“Revengeful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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