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vengeancenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈven.dʒəns/
the punishing of someone for harming you or your friends or family, or the wish for such punishment to happen: On the day after the terrorist attack, the overall mood in the town was one of vengeance. As he cradled his daughter's lifeless body in his arms, he swore (to take) vengeance on her killers.
Translations of “vengeance”
in Vietnamese sự báo thù…
in Spanish venganza…
in Thai การแก้แค้น…
in Malaysian balas dendam…
in French vengeance…
in German die Rache…
in Chinese (Traditional) 報仇,復仇,報復, 復仇心…
in Indonesian pembalasan…
in Russian месть, возмездие…
in Turkish öç, intikam, hırs…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报仇,复仇,抱复, 复仇心…
in Polish zemsta…
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