What is another word for vengeance?

Synonyms for vengeance
ˈvɛn dʒənsvengeance

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word vengeance.

Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. vengeance

    Synonyms:
    retribution, retaliation, revenge

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    avengement, retribution

  2. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    revenge, retaliation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vengeancenoun

    Synonyms:
    retribution, avengement, revenge, nemesis, retaliation

    Associated words:
    wreak

How to pronounce vengeance?

How to say vengeance in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#8299revenge
#16279vengeance
#23183retaliation
#26663payback
#30082vendetta
#33262retribution
#57902reprisal
#60764retaliatory
#73403avenging
#165650vindictiveness
#307426requital

How to use vengeance in a sentence?

  1. Justin Bieber:

    I will come with a kick a ** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable.... the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so, but I will come with a vengeance believe that.

  2. Elise Stefanik:

    Good riddance to the Worst Governor in America, under Andrew Cuomo’s failed leadership, New Yorkers suffered corruption scandal after corruption scalndal, illegal criminal acts committed on the taxpayers’ dime, and unhinged political vengeance and retaliation creating a toxic political culture systemic in Albany.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.

  4. Nicholas Haysom:

    There is a risk, in my view, that the conflict may enter a new phase, which could see retaliatory acts of vengeance and an escalating spiral of violence.

  5. Epictetus:

    Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.


Translations for vengeance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for vengeance »

Translation

Find a translation for the vengeance synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"vengeance." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 2 Mar. 2024. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/vengeance>.

Discuss these vengeance synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for vengeance?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    which isn't a synonym
    • A. illegal
    • B. felinity
    • C. chargeable
    • D. felonious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for vengeance: