Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vengeance

1 sense of vengeance

Sense 1
vengeance, retribution, payback -- (the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution")
       => retaliation, revenge -- (action taken in return for an injury or offense)

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