vendetta


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ven·det·ta

 (vĕn-dĕt′ə)
n.
1. 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.
2. A series of acts attacking or attempting to injure another: launched a vendetta against his harshest critics in the media.

[Italian, from Latin vindicta, revenge; see vindictive.]

vendetta

(vɛnˈdɛtə)
n
1. a private feud, originally between Corsican or Sicilian families, in which the relatives of a murdered person seek vengeance by killing the murderer or some member of his family
2. any prolonged feud, quarrel, etc
[C19: from Italian, from Latin vindicta, from vindicāre to avenge; see vindicate]
venˈdettist n

ven•det•ta

(vɛnˈdɛt ə)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a private feud, as formerly in Corsica and Italy, in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance by killing the slayer or one of the slayer's relatives.
2. any prolonged and bitter feud, rivalry, contention, or the like.
[1850–55; < Italian < Latin vindicta vengeance; see vindictive]
ven•det′tist, n.

vendetta

An Italian word meaning vengeance, used to mean a prolonged feud or campaign of vengeance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vendetta - a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
feud - a bitter quarrel between two parties

vendetta

noun feud, dispute, quarrel, enmity, bad blood, blood feud This cartoonist has a personal vendetta against the President.
Translations
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vendetta

[venˈdetə] Nvendetta f
to carry on or pursue a vendetta against sb (public) → hacer una campaña contra algn; (personal) → hostigar or perseguir a algn

vendetta

[vɛnˈdɛtə] nvendetta f
a vendetta against sb → une vendetta contre qn
to have a personal vendetta against sb → mener sa vendetta contre qnvending machine [ˈvɛndɪŋməʃiːn] ndistributeur m automatique

vendetta

nFehde f; (in family) → Blutrache f; (of gangsters)Vendetta f; to carry on a vendetta against somebodysich mit jdm bekriegen, mit jdm in Fehde liegen; against family memberan jdm Blutrache üben

vendetta

[vɛnˈdɛtə] nvendetta, faida

vendetta

(venˈdetə) noun
a fierce, often violent, long-lasting dispute. There has been a bitter vendetta between the two families for many years.
References in classic literature ?
The old republican, smothered with masses, who for fifteen years had played that comedy to satisfy his vendetta, himself threw down with his own hand the white flag of the mayoralty to the applause of the multitude.
And as the other looked up innocently he took aim at the forehead and squared the old vendetta account so neatly that, according to Dominic, the dead man continued to sit with the bowl of broth on his knees and the piece of bread in his hand.
The tradition of the Vendetta will long prevent the reign of law in Corsica," he added, as if speaking to himself.
Russia was a pacific power perforce, divided within itself, torn between revolutionaries and reactionaries who were equally incapable of social reconstruction, and so sinking towards a tragic disorder of chronic political vendetta.
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Murat, Joachim, Prince The Vendetta The Gondreville Mystery Colonel Chabert Domestic Peace
The vendetta might conceivably date back to the man's first marriage, and the ring be taken for some such reason.
The border people desired them for family vendettas and contingencies.
There are American vendettas," said the priest impassively.
This is pure political vendetta coming out of the PM's office.
Another source said: "There is no vendetta against anyone in this case, period.
However, he denied making up the allegations to get Hayes into trouble, adding: "I don't have a vendetta.