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Definition of "vengeance" []

  • Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution. (noun)
  • With a vengeance With great violence or force. (idiom)
  • With a vengeance To an extreme degree: December has turned cold with a vengeance. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vengeance" in a sentence
  • "And 'vengeance' is used by the highest authorities."
  • "This assigns the reason why He has thus destroyed the foe (Zep 3: 8). my redeemed -- My people to be redeemed. day ... year -- here, as in Isa 34: 8; 61: 2, the time of "vengeance" is described as a "day"; that of grace and of "recompense" to the"
  • "Avenging something or someone implies that you have been a victim of outrages and vengeance is required."