VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS

2. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections

Revenge.

[Nouns] revenge, revengement; vengeance; avengement, avengeance, sweet revenge, vendetta, death feud, blood for blood retaliation [more]; day of reckoning.

rancor, vindictiveness, implacability; malevolence [more]; ruthlessness [more].

avenger, vindicator, Nemesis, Eumenides.

[Verbs] 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.

[Adjectives] revengeful, vengeful; vindictive, rancorous; pitiless [more]; ruthless, rigorous, avenging.

unforgiving, unrelenting; inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable; relentless, remorseless.

aeternum servans sub pectore vulnus; rankling; immitigable.

[Phrases] 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 of Venice].

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