Definition of “vengeful” - English Dictionary

“vengeful” in British English

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vengefuladjective

uk /ˈvendʒ.fəl/ us /ˈvendʒ.fəl/ formal
vengefully
adverb uk /ˈvendʒ.fəl.i/ us /ˈvendʒ.fəl.i/
vengefulness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈvendʒ.fəl.nəs/ us /ˈvendʒ.fəl.nəs/

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

“vengeful” in American English

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vengefuladjective

us /ˈvendʒ·fəl/ fml

desiring to hurt someone, often violently, in order to punish that person for having hurt you:

We are not vengeful people but we want justice.

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