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Vengeful definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VENGEFUL, a. venj'ful.
1. Vindictive; retributive; as God's vengeful ire.
2. Revengeful.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen [syn: revengeful, vindictive, vengeful]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: obsolete English venge revenge Date: circa 1586 revengeful: as a. seeking to avenge b. serving to gain vengeance vengefully adverb vengefulness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. vindictive; seeking vengeance. Derivatives: vengefully adv. vengefulness n. Etymology: obs. venge avenge (as VENGEANCE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vengeful Venge"ful, a. Vindictive; retributive; revengeful. ``Vengeful ire.'' --Milton. -- Venge"ful*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as vengeful, you are critical of them because they feel a great desire for revenge. He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife... ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Vindictive, revengeful, rancorous.



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