Part of speech: noun

Private warfare or feud.

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Usage examples "vendetta":

  1. Only, I declare to goodness, I never reckoned that he and Higbee would revive the tomfooling of the vendetta, and take to shootin' each other at once." - "Sally Dows and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  2. Half the confusion and fever of the world comes of this vendetta he declares against the hapless innocents who have once done him a wrong. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. I was accordingly less disposed than I might otherwise have been to regard his suggestion of an industrial vendetta as far- fetched. - "Trent's Last Case The Woman in Black", E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley.