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- n. The state or quality of being vengeful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Vindictiveness; revengefulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a malevolent desire for revenge
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But they have a particular vengefulness which is particularly nasty.
Once Crowley knew (and he did know in short order) that Gates was not a “skell” but rather, a “swell”, instead of extending to him the usual treatment accorded folks of his station (Imagine Gates 'peer and fellow Harvard Professor Lawrence Summers — being treated as Gates was ...), a certain vengefulness won out.
He plays Lopakhin, the up-and-coming merchant who buys the estate on which his ancestors worked as slaves, with a bitter touch of Shylock-like vengefulness—yet he is no less alive to Lopakhin's ludicrous, even pathetic side.
Religion can also increase aggressive tendencies or hostile attitudes against perceived competitors or out-group members and in some instances intensify vengefulness.
A woman whose nefarious vengefulness coupled with a most shocking violation of her fiduciary duty as Rwanda's Minister for Family Welfare and Women's Development led to some of the darkest pages of the Rwandan Genocide.
Was there even a hint of vengefulness or gladness at Osama bin Laden's death?
But he pronounced he felt no sourness or vengefulness toward his brothers attackers.
That, perhaps, was the most insidious element of Cheneyism, with its push to vocalise bloodlust and irrational vengefulness and make it part of everyday political discourse. wiley Says:
"Dillane gives us rare grace and nobility as he evolves from initial vengefulness into weary forgiveness," she says.
While I think great states, including Iran, operate mostly through carefully considered strategic calculus, such is not always the case -- and Iran's chances of emotion-led behavior or vengefulness, or accidents, increase.