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venge·ful

 (vĕnj′fəl)
adj.
1. Desiring vengeance; vindictive: epidemics seen as acts of a vengeful God.
2. Characterized by or stemming from a desire for revenge: a vengeful attack by a spurned lover; vengeful anger.
3. Serving to exact vengeance: a vengeful sword.

venge′ful·ly adv.
venge′ful·ness n.
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vengeful

(ˈvɛndʒfʊl)
adj
1. desiring revenge; vindictive
2. characterized by or indicating a desire for revenge: a vengeful glance.
3. inflicting or taking revenge: with vengeful blows.
ˈvengefully adv
ˈvengefulness n
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venge•ful

(ˈvɛndʒ fəl)

adj.
1. desiring or seeking vengeance; vindictive.
2. characterized by or showing a vindictive spirit.
[1580–90; shortened form of revengeful]
venge′ful•ly, adv.
venge′ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vengeful - disposed to seek revenge or intended for revengevengeful - disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen
unforgiving - unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy; "a surly unforgiving old woman"
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vengeful

adjective unforgiving, relentless, avenging, vindictive, punitive, implacable, spiteful, retaliatory, rancorous, thirsting for revenge, revengeful He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.
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vengeful

adjective
Disposed to seek revenge:
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Translations

vengeful

[ˈvendʒfʊl] ADJvengativo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vengeful

[ˈvɛndʒfʊl] adjvengeur/geresse
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vengeful

adjrachsüchtig
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vengeful

[ˈvɛndʒfʊl] adj (liter) → vendicativo/a
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References in classic literature ?
Desecrated as the body is, a vengeful ghost survives and hovers over it to scare.
They hurried forward more fierce and vengeful than ever.
These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
The man grabbed his hat and rushed from the room, apparently determined upon a vengeful drunk.
He left the presence too miserable to even feel re- vengeful toward Sid; and so the latter's prompt retreat through the back gate was unnecessary.
He turned and walked away from me along the bank of the stream, flourishing a vengeful arm and repeating to himself slowly, with savage emphasis: "AH!
Fouquet, your protector, your friend, you father, has been arrested by an order of the king, and thrown into the Bastile." A sustained yell of vengeful fury came floating up to the window at which the bishop stood, and enveloped him in a magnetic field.
From the interior came Indians with subtle poisons, naked bodies, and painted idols; from the sea came vengeful Spaniards and rapacious Portuguese; exposed to all these enemies (though the climate proved wonderfully kind and the earth abundant) the English dwindled away and all but disappeared.
"What is the use," she said, "of expatiating upon the depths to which your vengeful nature can sink?
Disgust had been displaced by wrath, and her mood was clearly vengeful.
An alarm Crow Indians Their appearance Mode of approach Their vengeful errand Their curiosity Hostility between the Crows and Blackfeet Loving conduct of the Crows Laramie's Fork First navigation of the Nebraska Great elevation of the country Rarity of the atmosphere Its effect on the wood-work of wagons Black Hills Their wild and broken scenery Indian dogs Crow trophies Sterile and dreary country Banks of the Sweet Water Buffalo hunting Adventure of Tom Cain the Irish cook
John Carter, Prince of Helium, would not contaminate his hand with her blood," and with that I pushed the raving beast, whom a short half-hour before a whole world had worshipped as divine, from the platform of her throne into the waiting clutches of her betrayed and vengeful people.