Definition of vengeful in English:

vengeful

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛn(d)ʒfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

vengefully

adverb
More 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.’

vengefulness

noun
More 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.

Origin

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

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