vengeful

[venj-fuhl]
adjective
1.
desiring or seeking vengeance; vindictive: a vengeful attitude.
2.
characterized by or showing a vindictive spirit: vengeful intentions.
3.
serving to inflict vengeance: a vengeful killing.

Origin:
1580–90; shortened form of revengeful

vengefully, adverb
vengefulness, noun
unvengeful, adjective


1. revengeful, spiteful.
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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
 
'vengefully
 
adv
 
'vengefulness
 
n

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vengeful
1580s, from obsolete M.E. venge "take revenge" (c.1300); see vengeance
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Example sentences
As mayor, he made the vengeful roundhouse an instrument of government, clipping
  anyone who crossed him.
Life cannot be sanctioned by vengeful actions or riotous demonstrations.
These may have been worthwhile, but the government's approach has been highly
  partisan, even vengeful.
But he was often dictatorial in manner and could be vengeful.
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