Definition of vendetta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//venˈdetə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//venˈdetə//
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  1. 1a long and violent disagreement between two families or groups, in which people are murdered in return for previous murders synonym feud
  2. 2vendetta (against somebody) a long argument or disagreement in which one person or group does or says things to harm another He has accused the media of pursuing a vendetta against him. She conducted a personal vendetta against me.
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Italian, from Latin vindicta ‘vengeance’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vendetta