Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
  • n. Harm; mischief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Extremely; very.
  • n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense.
  • n. Harm, mischief, or evil generally: formerly often used as an imprecation, especially in the phrase what a (the) vengeance!
  • n. Synonyms 1. Retribution, Retaliation, etc. See revenge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, from vengier, to avenge, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate.

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Old French venger ("avenge")

Examples

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  • WITCH

    You stay out of this! I'm here for

    vengeance! So it was you, was it? You killed

    her,....

    June 11, 2010