Synonyms
Etymology

1. vengeance

noun. ['ˈvɛndʒəns'] the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19.

Synonyms

  • retaliation
  • payback
  • revenge

Etymology

  • venger (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • vindicare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Vengeance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

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A common misspelling of vengeance is vengence

Example sentences of the word vengeance


1. Noun, singular or mass
I think hunger comes back with a vengeance."

Quotes containing the word vengeance


1. Throughout the ages, Christians have adapted John of Patmos's visions to changing times, reading their own social, political and religious conflicts into the cosmic war he so powerfully evokes. Yet his Book of Revelation appeals not only to fear and desires for vengeance but also to hope.
- Elaine Pagels

2. I have little left in myself -- I must have you. The world may laugh -- may call me absurd, selfish -- but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

3. In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.
- Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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