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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. Robert Capers:

    The defendant violated his oath and responsibilities as a law enforcement officer by exacting personal vengeance, assaulting a handcuffed suspect, and abusing his authority as the highest ranking uniformed member of the Suffolk County Police Department.

  2. Pierre Corneille:

    Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

  3. Mark Grant:

    I think this is a real act of vengeance by the ECB and the EU and I think it's a shame, you saw the stock market, which had been up over 100 as soon as this hit the wires, drop down to a slight positive ; Bonds go from being down a point to up a point.

  4. Rabbi Phillip Sher:

    I will not speculate as to the mans motives,and I would warn everybody youre innocent until proven guilty,and thats America as it should be, were not out for vengeance.All I can find out of this event is sadness,for everyone.

  5. Alex Moffat:

    And now they want the honorable justice to recuse Brian Kilmeade. I mean, you're allowed to speak your mind, yes, and I don't want any trouble. I take my duty as the Yoko Ono of Supreme Court very seriously. All I want is the tidal wave of biblical vengeance to wash away the Joe Biden crime family all the way to Gitmo and then we release the kraken.


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