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Synonyms for vengeance
ˈvɛn dʒənsvengeance

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Wiktionary

  1. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    retribution, retaliation, revenge, reprisal

    Antonyms:
    reconciliation

  2. vengeancenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    retaliation, revenge, retribution, reprisal

    Antonyms:
    reconciliation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vengeance

    Revenge is the act of making return for an injury done to oneself by doing injury to another person. Retaliation and revenge are personal and often bitter. Retaliation may be partial; revenge is meant to be complete, and may be excessive. Vengeance, which once meant an indignant vindication of justice, now signifies the most furious and unsparing revenge. Revenge emphasizes more the personal injury in return for which it is inflicted, vengeance the ill desert of those upon whom it is inflicted. A requital is strictly an even return, such as to quit one of obligation for what has been received, and even if poor or unworthy is given as complete and adequate. Avenging and retribution give a solemn sense of exact justice, avenging being more personal in its infliction, whether by God or man, and retribution the impersonal visitation of the doom of righteous law. Compare AVENGE; HATRED; REQUITE.

    Synonyms:
    avenging, requital, retaliation, retribution, revenge

    Antonyms:
    compassion, excuse, forgiveness, grace, mercy, pardon, pardon, pity, reconciliation

    Preposition:
    To take revenge upon the enemy, for the injury.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vengeance

    Synonyms:
    retribution, retaliation, revenge

    Antonyms:
    forgiveness, pardon, condonation, amnesty, grace, remission, absolution, oblivion, indulgence, reprieve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

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

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

    Synonyms:
    requital, payback, retribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    avengement, retribution

  2. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    revenge, retaliation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    retribution, avengement, revenge, nemesis, retaliation

    Associated words:
    wreak

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How to use vengeance in a sentence?

  1. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes:

    If there is anyone who deserves the ultimate punishment, it is the defendant. However, we must overcome the impulse for vengeance.

  2. Jim Bridenstine:

    The American space program is coming back. It's coming back with a vengeance, we all love Apollo. But in the Artemis program we go to the moon sustainably, and this time we have a very diverse, highly qualified astronaut corps that includes women.

  3. Cindy Shelton:

    Milk increases in volume that third to fifth day and it does it with a vengeance.

  4. David Cameron:

    I'm a Christian. If someone says something offensive about Jesus, I might find that offensive. But in a free society, I don't have a right to sort of wreak my vengeance on them, in a free society, there is a right to cause offense about someone's religion.

  5. Terry Jones:

    I never thought it would be as controversial as it turned out, although I remember saying when we were writing it that some religious nut case may take potshots at us, at the time, religion seemed to be on the back burner and it felt like kicking a dead donkey. It has come back with a vengeance and we'd think twice about making it now.

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