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