Meaning of “vendetta” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"vendetta" in British English

See all translations

vendettanoun [ C ]

uk /venˈdet.ə/ us /venˈdet̬.ə/

a long and violent argument between people or families, in which one group tries to harm the other in order to punish them for things that happened in the past:

He saw himself as the victim of a personal vendetta being waged by his political enemies.

(Definition of “vendetta” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vendetta" in American English

See all translations

vendettanoun [ C ]

us /venˈdet̬·ə/

a strong desire to harm a person or group, often because of political reasons or feelings of hate:

They accused the special prosecutor of carrying on a vendetta against the White House.

(Definition of “vendetta” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)