The definition of a vendetta is a lingering grudge or feeling of hatred for someone, such as a blood feud where the family of someone who had been killed seeks revenge on the family of the killer or his family.
When you hold a grudge against someone for a long time, this is an example of a vendetta.
- a feud in which the relatives of a murdered or wronged person seek vengeance on the murderer or wrongdoer or on members of that person's family
- any bitter quarrel or feud
Origin of vendettaItalian from Classical Latin vindicta, vengeance: see vindictive
- A feud between two families that arises from the injury or killing of the member of one family by a member of the other family, leading to long-lasting animosity and retaliatory acts of revenge.
- A series of acts attacking or attempting to injure another: launched a vendetta against his harshest critics in the media.
Origin of vendettaItalian from Latin vindicta revenge ; see vindictive .
From Italian vendetta.