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revengeful

[ri-venj-fuh l] /rɪˈvɛndʒ fəl/
adjective
1.
determined to have revenge; vindictive.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; revenge + -ful
Related forms
revengefully, adverb
revengefulness, noun
unrevengeful, adjective
unrevengefully, adverb
unrevengefulness, noun
Synonyms
malevolent, malicious, malignant. See spiteful.
Antonyms
forgiving.
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Examples from the web for revengeful
  • There are reports about revengeful husbands killing the ex-wives.
  • He comes out of jail fat, hearty, hardened and revengeful.
British Dictionary definitions for revengeful

revengeful

/rɪˈvɛndʒfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of or characterized by desire for vengeance; vindictive
Derived Forms
revengefully, adverb
revengefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for revengeful
adj.

1580s; see revenge (n.) + -ful. Related: Revengefully.

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