adjective Date: 1570 full of or prone to revenge ; determined to get even • revengefully adverbrevengefulness noun

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  • Revengeful — Re*venge ful, a. Full of, or prone to, revenge; vindictive; malicious; revenging; wreaking revenge. [1913 Webster] If thy revengeful heart can not forgive. Shak. [1913 Webster] May my hands . . . Never brandish more revengeful steel. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revengeful — index malevolent, malignant, resentful, ruthless, spiteful, vindictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revengeful — 1580s; see REVENGE (Cf. revenge) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Revengefully …   Etymology dictionary

  • revengeful — *vindictive, vengeful Analogous words: implacable, relentless, unrelenting, merciless, *grim: inexorable, obdurate, adamant, *inflexible …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revengeful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ eager for revenge …   English terms dictionary

  • revengeful — [ri venj′fəl] adj. full of revenge; feeling or showing a desire for revenge SYN. VINDICTIVE revengefully adv. revengefulness n …   English World dictionary

  • revengeful — revengefully, adv. revengefulness, n. /ri venj feuhl/, adj. determined to have revenge; vindictive. [1580 90; REVENGE + FUL] Syn. malevolent, malicious, malignant. See spiteful. Ant. forgiving. * * * …   Universalium

  • revengeful — adjective vengeful …   Wiktionary

  • revengeful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vindictive, spiteful, malevolent, hateful; see cruel 1 , vindictive . See Synonym Study at vindictive . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Disposed to seek revenge: spiteful, vengeful, vindictive. See FORGIVENESS …   English dictionary for students

  • revengeful — re venge·ful || rɪ vendÊ’fÊŠl adj. desiring revenge, seeking vengeance, vindictive, retaliative …   English contemporary dictionary

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