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.
feud, blood feud, quarrel, argument, falling-out, wrangle, clash, altercation, dispute, fight, war;
bad blood, bitterness, enmity, rivalry, conflict, discord, strife
informal tiff, scrap, spat, ruction, bust-up
Words that rhyme with vendettaabetter, begetter, better, bettor, biretta, bruschetta, carburettor (US carburetor), debtor, feta, fetter, forgetter, getter, go-getter, Greta, Henrietta, letter, Loretta, mantelletta, operetta, petter, Quetta, setter, sinfonietta, sweater, upsetter, Valletta, whetter
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