Vengeance meaning

vĕnjəns
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.

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The desire to make such a return.
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Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
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Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.
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The return of an injury for an injury, in punishment or retribution; avenging of an injury or offense; revenge.
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with a vengeance
  • With great violence or force.
  • To an extreme degree:
    December has turned cold with a vengeance.
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with a vengeance
  • with great force or fury
  • excessively; to an unusual extent
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of vengeance

  • Middle English from Old French from vengier to avenge from Latin vindicāre vindicate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French venger (“avenge")

    From Wiktionary