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Synonyms for vengeance
ˈvɛn dʒəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vengeance, retribution, payback(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. vengeance(noun)

    Synonyms:
    retribution, retaliation, revenge, reprisal

    Antonyms:
    reconciliation

  2. vengeance(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vengeance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    avengement, retribution

  2. vengeance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    revenge, retaliation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vengeance(n)

    Synonyms:
    retribution, avengement, revenge, nemesis, retaliation

    Associated words:
    wreak

How to pronounce vengeance?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use vengeance in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Ronnie Gonzalez:

    He's in the hands of God now, we don't believe in vengeance, we just forgive.

  3. Epictetus:

    Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.

  4. Cindy Shelton:

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

  5. Sunni Muslims.The Pope:

    Let us say once more a firm and clear 'No!' to every form of violence, vengeance and hatred carried out in the name of religion or in the name of God.


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