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vengeful Line breaks: venge|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛn(d)ʒfʊl/

Definition of vengeful in English:


Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury: a vengeful ex-con
More example sentences
  • Holly Hunter makes her British stage debut, playing a vengeful woman returning to rural Ireland.
  • The plot line about the vengeful Temple merchants seeking Jesus' death has been removed.
  • It is well known that vengeful ex-cons have hunted down the cops who busted them.


Pronunciation: /ˈvɛn(d)ʒfʊli/ /ˈvɛn(d)ʒf(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • ‘You'll be all right,’ soothes Kim vengefully.
  • In Cookie Jar, he's vengefully addressing an acquaintance whose ‘house is only made of cards’.
  • Arca sneered dangerously at the poster, but it was Anani who murmured vengefully, ‘She bears the Chancellor's crop.’
Example sentences
  • In fact, intolerance of others’ scepticism, along with vengefulness, is a typical trait of paranoia patients.
  • A triumphant outcome for the USA from the Iraqi situation will be a disaster for the EU since it will inevitably be accompanied by vengefulness.
  • Ethics have to be free of vengefulness and rashness.


Late 16th century: from obsolete venge 'avenge' (see vengeance), on the pattern of revengeful.

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