Noun Vendettas Definition and Examples







A blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family.
  1. 'It was already alleged that I was pursuing a vendetta against him.'
  2. 'How many wars have been started over ancient animosities and vendettas?'
  3. 'Furthermore the claimant was not motivated by a desire for vindication, but was pursuing a vendetta.'
  4. 'On the Shomali plains north of Kabul, the families of two commanders have been pursuing a vendetta for years.'
  5. 'To reveal the offense would mean dragging his family into an obligatory vendetta.'
  6. 'he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him'
  7. 'And I hurt for his family because there's personal vendettas against him, and they're going to drag him through the dirt big-time.'
  8. 'If you are in the public eye, you are in the public eye, but sometimes there are personal vendettas that I find depressing.'
  9. 'The judge who made them has a personal vendetta against me and my family.'
  10. 'I am determined to show that these claims are the result of a vendetta being waged because of a personal grudge.'
  11. 'This seems strange given Private Eye's long enduring vendettas.'
  12. 'And the duels, ambushes, and firefights were more than personal vendettas.'
  13. '‘There can be no vendettas in Harnham,’ he said.'
  14. 'Most ongoing vendettas stem from disputes over land and water rights.'
  15. 'Too much space is devoted to accounts of Bajaj's family life and personal vendettas.'
  16. 'Jackson insisted he was the victim of a family of con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta.'


1. a private feud in which the members of the family of a murdered person seek to avenge the murder by killing the slayer or one of the slayer's relatives, especially such vengeance as once practiced in Corsica and parts of Italy.

2. any prolonged and bitter feud, rivalry, contention, or the like: a political vendetta.


"people can have vendettases."
"vendettases can be with iras."
"vendettases can be between dealers."
"vendettases can be among people."
"vendettases can be against officers."
"vendettases can be after defeats."
"vendettases can resurface in years."



Mid 19th century: from Italian, from Latin vindicta ‘vengeance’.

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