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noun [countable] vendetta pronunciation in British English /venˈdetə/
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singularvendetta
pluralvendettas
  1. 1
    a situation in which someone has angry and negative feelings towards someone else and keeps trying to harm them or to cause problems for them
    vendetta against: The right-wing press was waging a vendetta against the mayor.
  2. 2
    a situation in which one group or family tries to kill or harm another because of harm that the other group did to them previously, especially when this continues for a long time
    The killing appeared to be part of a gangland vendetta.
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