vengefully

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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