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Definition of "vengeful" []

  • Desiring vengeance; vindictive. (adjective)
  • Indicating or proceeding from a desire for revenge. (adjective)
  • Serving to exact vengeance. (adjective)

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 "vengeful" in a sentence
  • "Early Christians like St. Paul embraced the Jewish Bible but rejected what they called the 'vengeful' G-d of the Old Testament."
  • "Releasing prisoners who are not educated, not employable and vengeful is just asking for trouble."
  • "So my characterisation of this act as vengeful is accurate."