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Synonyms for expiation
ˌɛk spiˈeɪ ʃənex·pi·a·tion

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  1. expiationnoun

    propitiation, atonement

  2. expiationnoun

    An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.

    propitiation, atonement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expiation

    Atonement (at-one-ment), originally denoting reconciliation, or the bringing into agreement of those who have been estranged, is now chiefly used, as in theology, in the sense of some offering, sacrifice, or suffering sufficient to win forgiveness or make up for an offense; especially and distinctively of the sacrificial work of Christ in his humiliation, suffering and death. Expiation is the enduring of the full penalty of a wrong or crime. Propitiation is an offering, action, or sacrifice that makes the governing power propitious toward the offender. Satisfaction in this connection denotes the rendering a full legal equivalent for the wrong done. Propitiation appeases the lawgiver; satisfaction meets the requirements of the law.

    atonement, propitiation, reconciliation, satisfaction

    alienation, chastisement, condemnation, curse, estrangement, offense, penalty, punishment, reprobation, retribution, vengeance, wrath

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atonement, expiation, satisfactionnoun

    compensation for a wrong

    "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"

    gratification, satisfaction, propitiation, atonement

  2. expiation, atonement, propitiationnoun

    the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

    placation, conciliation, satisfaction, propitiation, atonement

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expiationnoun

    atonement, satisfaction, reparation

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  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Needless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die.

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