- 1the act of punishing or harming someone in return for what they have done to you, your family, or your friends synonym revenge
- 2 a desire for vengeance vengeance on/upon somebody to take vengeance on someone He swore vengeance on his child's killer. Idioms
to a greater degree than is expected or usual She set to work with a vengeance. After two days the infection came back with a vengeance. After a poor season last year, he's back with a vengeance.
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