Definition of vendetta in English:
1A blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family.
- Every family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud.
- That deadly combination has let loose a wave of vengeance killings, tribal vendettas, mercenary kidnappings and thievery.
- To reveal the offense would mean dragging his family into an obligatory vendetta.
1.1A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone: he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him
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- There have been personal vendettas pursued that way, though they are rare.
- Too much space is devoted to accounts of Bajaj's family life and personal vendettas.
- Mr Obeid blamed a vendetta by two family members for the malicious stories circulating in the media.
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