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vengeful (ˈvɛndʒfʊl



  1. desiring revenge; vindictive
  2. characterized by or indicating a desire for revenge   ⇒  ■ a vengeful glance
  3. inflicting or taking revenge   ⇒  ■ with vengeful blows

Derived Forms

ˈvengefully  adverb
ˈvengefulness  noun


View thesaurus entry
= unforgiving, relentless, avenging, vindictive, punitive, implacable, spiteful, retaliatory, rancorous, thirsting for revenge, revengeful

Example Sentences Including 'vengeful'

Valentino's vengeful prediction proved entirely accurate: in the next few weeks the haunting of Coldheart Canyon began.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
She tested it on the air, and it whined like a vengeful mosquito.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
Mrs Roding had indeed had a hard life; more could not have been required of her even by the most vengeful of gods.
Meek, M R D In Remembrance of Rose


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