determined to have revenge; vindictive.

Origin of revengeful

First recorded in 1580–90; revenge + -ful
Related formsre·venge·ful·ly, adverbre·venge·ful·ness, nounun·re·venge·ful, adjectiveun·re·venge·ful·ly, adverbun·re·venge·ful·ness, noun

Synonyms for revengeful

Antonyms for revengeful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for revengeful

implacable, spiteful, vindictive, rancorous, resentful

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British Dictionary definitions for revengeful



full of or characterized by desire for vengeance; vindictive
Derived Formsrevengefully, adverbrevengefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for revengeful

1580s; see revenge (n.) + -ful. Related: Revengefully.

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