vengeful

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adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

Definition of vengeful

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

vengefully

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vengefulness

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Examples of vengeful in a sentence

  1. The robbery was committed by a vengeful former employee.

  2. The fire was a vengeful act of destruction.

Origin and Etymology of vengeful

obsolete English venge revenge


First Known Use: circa 1586


VENGEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

vengeful

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adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

Definition of vengeful for English Language Learners

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


VENGEFUL Defined for Kids

vengeful

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adjective venge·ful \ˈvenj-fəl\

Definition of vengeful for Students

  1. :  wanting revenge



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