vengeful

adjective venge·ful \ ˈvenj-fəl \
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of vengeful

: revengeful: such as
a : seeking to avenge
b : serving to gain vengeance

vengefully

play \ˈvenj-fə-lē\ adverb

vengefulness

noun

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.

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Origin and Etymology of vengeful


VENGEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

vengeful

adjective

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

adjective venge·ful \ ˈvenj-fəl \

Definition of vengeful for Students

: wanting revenge


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