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noun as in retaliation for another's act

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“Worry is back with a vengeance,” said Grant Steadman, president of North America for Dunnhumby, in a press release.

From Fortune

In that pocket, tree limbs snapped with a vengeance, creating 100,000 power outages.

Ezio Auditore’s initial arc is one of vengeance, but we see him grow beyond that.

A strict lockdown successfully contained the disease, but it came back with a vengeance in the fall.

From Vox

He’s a relentless force of holy retribution, mysterious in his origins and unrelenting in his taste for vengeance against the demons who’ve wronged him.

From Time

But all these groups are reaching a point where vengeance takes priority over politics or, much less, public relations.

Despite a dizzying number of women coming forward against her husband, Camille Cosby refuses to sharpen her blade of vengeance.

U.S. airstrikes continue, but militants from the so-called Islamic State are still attacking with a vengeance on every front.

In January, if the GOP wins Senate control, he will go after Obama and the EPA with a vengeance.

However, there is at least a sense that security is back on the agenda with a vengeance.

He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.

The teeth of beasts, and scorpions, and serpents, and the sword taking vengeance upon the ungodly unto destruction.

And they sought out all iniquities, till vengeance came upon them, and put an end to all their sins.

Thy nakedness shall be discovered, and thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and no man shall resist me.

If he had set out to arouse emotion in these two sluggish breasts he had done so with a vengeance.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vengeance, such as: reprisal, retribution, revenge, counterblow, repayment, and requital.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.