Noun Vendetta 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.'
((n.) A blood feud; private revenge for the murder of a kinsman.)


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.


"vendettas can be against people."
"vendettas can be by players."
"vendettas can be between groups."
"vendettas can be by defendants."
"vendettas can be between people."
"vendettas can be against enemies."
"vendettas can be between gangs."
"vendettas can be between factions."
"vendettas can be against people/places/organizations."
"vendettas can be within clans."
"vendettas can be with people/places/organizations."
"vendettas can be with businesses."
"vendettas can be with angels."
"vendettas can be to people."
"yourses can have vendettas."
"places can have vendettas."
"vendettas can be by people/places/organizations."
"vendettas can be by air traffic controllers."
"vendettas can be by administrations."
"vendettas can be between nationalists."
"vendettas can have for companies."
"vendettas can fester in regions."
"vendettas can erupt between people."
"vendettas can erupt between chiefs."
"vendettas can carry on with verves."
"vendettas can carry on with brutalities."

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

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