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Negative ConnotationPlay
Vengeful has a negative tone, indicating dark or harmful intentions. SlideThe vengeful villain plotted his retaliation against the hero.
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Emotional IntensityPlay
Vengeful often describes deep, intense emotions leading to extreme actions. SlideHer vengeful outburst terrified everyone around her.
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Literal vs FigurativePlay
Vengeful can be used both literally for actual revenge and figuratively for a grudge. SlideHe held a vengeful grudge, never planning to truly act on it.