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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 ​wantjustice.
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vengefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈvendʒ.fəl/ formal
expressing a ​strongwish to ​punish someone who has ​harmed you or ​yourfamily or ​friends: She ​sprayedredpaint all over his ​car in one last vengeful ​act before ​leaving him for good.
vengefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
vengefulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of vengeful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vengeful”
in Chinese (Simplified) 图谋报复的, 意图复仇的…
in Turkish kin dolu, intikam hırsıyla yanıp tutuşan…
in Russian мстительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖謀報復的, 意圖復仇的…
in Polish mściwy…
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