HyperDic: vengeance

English > 1 sense of the word vengeance:
NOUNactvengeance, retribution, paybackthe act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
vengeance > pronunciation
Soundsveh'njhahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > vengeance: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life.
Examples
  • "Vengeance is mine
  • "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield
  • "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"
Synonymsretribution, payback
Broaderretaliation, revengeaction taken in return for an injury or offense
Spanishcástigo, desquite, represalia, revancha, venganza, vindicación
Catalanvenjament, venjança, vindicació

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