Definition of Revengeful

1. Adjective. Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge. "Punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"

Exact synonyms: Vengeful, Vindictive
Similar to: Unforgiving
Derivative terms: Vengefulness, Vindictiveness



Definition of Revengeful

1. a. Full of, or prone to, revenge; vindictive; malicious; revenging; wreaking revenge.

Definition of Revengeful

1. Adjective. (archaic) vengeful ¹

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Definition of Revengeful

1. vengeful [adj] - See also: vengeful

Medical Definition of Revengeful

1. Full of, or prone to, revenge; vindictive; malicious; revenging; wreaking revenge. "If thy revengeful heart can not forgive." (Shak) "May my hands . . . Never brandish more rebvengeful steel." (Shak) Synonym: Vindictive, vengeful, resentful, malicious. Revenge"fully, Revenge"fulness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revengeful

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revengeful (current term)
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Literary usage of Revengeful

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"On the other hand, they are revengeful in their disposition and predatory in their habits. The women have the entire education of the children in their ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Fierce Juno's hate, Achilles is impatient, ^Srf, revengeful ; patient, considerate, ind careful oi'hu people ..."

3. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"Catiline is a fad revengeful fellow, fays one, and of a temper fo cruelly VINDICTIVE, he lets no offence pafs by him unrequited—thinking perhaps to put ..."

4. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"... revengeful temper, that they utterly contemn all those things as imaginary trifles, if they are so happy as to get the scalp of the murderer or enemy, ..."

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