Roget category 9196. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.4. Retrospective sympathetic affections
blood for blood retaliation
day of reckoning.
rancor, vindictiveness, implacability — malevolence etc. 907 — ruthlessness etc. 914.1. avenger, vindicator, Nemesis, Eumenides.
take one's revenge,
have one's revenge —
breathe vengeance —
wreak one's vengeance,
wreak one's anger.
have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a bone to pick, have a rod in pickle.
keep the wound green — harbor revenge, harbor vindictive feeling — bear malice — rankle, rankle in the breast.
unforgiving, unrelenting — inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable — relentless, remorseless.
aeternum servans sub pectore vulnus [Lat.] — rankling — immitigable.
manet ciratrix [Lat.],
manet alid mente repostum [Lat.] —
dies irae dies illa [Lat.] —
in high vengeance there is noble scorn"
inhumanum verbum est ultio [Lat.]
malevolus animus abditos dentes habet
now infidel I have thee on the hip"
[Merchant of Venice].
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