revenge [ri-venj] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||retaliation for wrong, grievance|
|Synonyms:||animus, attack, avenging, avengment, counterblow, counterinsurgency, counterplay, eye for an eye, fight, getting even, ill will, implacability, malevolence, measure for measure, rancor, repayment, reprisal, requital, retribution, return, ruthlessness, satisfaction, sortie, spitefulness, tit for tat, vengeance, vengefulness, vindictiveness|
|Notes:||revenge is personal and justice is societal|
|Antonyms:||forgiveness, pardon, sympathy|
|Category:||2. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections|
revenge, avenge; vindicate; take one's revenge, have one's revenge; breathe revenge, breathe vengeance; wreak one's vengeance, wreak one's anger., have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a rod in pickle., keep the wound green; harbor revenge, harbor vindictive feeling; bear malice; rankle, rankle in the breast.
revengeful, vengeful; vindictive, rancorous; pitiless; ruthless, rigorous, avenging., unforgiving, unrelenting; inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable; relentless, remorseless., aeternum servans sub pectore vulnus; rankling; immitigable.
manet ciratrix, manet alid mente repostum; dies irae dies illa; "in high vengeance there is noble scorn" [G. Eliot]; inhumanum verbum est ultio [Seneca); malevolus animus abditos dentes habet [Syrus]; "now infidel I have thee on the hip" [Merchant
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