- Vengeance is something done in revenge, such as a punishment issued.
An example of vengeance is when a mother shoots the person who killed her child.
- the return of an injury for an injury, in punishment or retribution; avenging of an injury or offense; revenge
- the desire to make such a return
Origin of vengeanceMiddle English ; from Old French ; from venger, to avenge ; from Classical Latin vindicare: see vindicate
with a vengeance
- with great force or fury
- excessively; to an unusual extent
Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
Origin of vengeanceMiddle English, from Old French, from vengier, to avenge, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate.
Old French venger (“avenge")