Definition of 'vengeance'

See related content

Synonyms of "vengeance"
Synonyms of "vengeance"
French Translation of "vengeance"
French Translation of "vengeance"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : chanson de geste
Word of the day : chanson de geste
Spanish Translation of "vengeance"
Spanish Translation of "vengeance"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Video: pronunciation of 'vengeance'

Example sentences containing 'vengeance'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Do you seek vengeance for some imagined wrong? Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVELet us take vengeance first upon them. Christianity Today (2000)She continues her quest to exact vengeance on those who tried to kill her on her wedding day. The Sun (2010)Hidden forces may yet take vengeance on lax town planners and profiteering builders in a drastic and unpredictable way. Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Of course she feels bitter but to try and spread a deadly disease is a wicked way of seeking vengeance. The Sun (2006)You can't want to take such a vengeance as that. Edith Wharton The House of Mirth (1905)The terrible vengeance of the thwarted father is like a medieval saga but it is playing out in modern London. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I don't seek vengeance against those who tried to kill me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But my Heart takes a noble vengeance I forgive her. Times, Sunday Times (2010)


Synonyms of 'vengeance'

Trends of 'vengeance'

In Common Usage. vengeance is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'vengeance'

British English: vengeance NOUN
Vengeance is the act of killing, injuring, or harming someone because they have harmed you.
He swore vengeance on everyone involved in the murder.

Related Terms of 'vengeance'


Definition of vengeance from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access