Definition of vengeance
- undertook reform with a vengeance
- the tourists are back—with a vengeance
The fire was set as an act of vengeance.
Angry protesters wanted to inflict vengeance on the killer.
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: the act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you or someone else
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