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Synonyms for retaliation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revenge(noun)

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

    Synonyms:
    revenge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retaliation

    Revenge is the act of making return for an injury done to oneself by doing injury to another person. Retaliation and revenge are personal and often bitter. Retaliation may be partial; revenge is meant to be complete, and may be excessive. Vengeance, which once meant an indignant vindication of justice, now signifies the most furious and unsparing revenge. Revenge emphasizes more the personal injury in return for which it is inflicted, vengeance the ill desert of those upon whom it is inflicted. A requital is strictly an even return, such as to quit one of obligation for what has been received, and even if poor or unworthy is given as complete and adequate. Avenging and retribution give a solemn sense of exact justice, avenging being more personal in its infliction, whether by God or man, and retribution the impersonal visitation of the doom of righteous law. Compare AVENGE; HATRED; REQUITE.

    Synonyms:
    avenging, requital, retribution, revenge, vengeance

    Antonyms:
    compassion, excuse, forgiveness, grace, mercy, pardon, pardon, pity, reconciliation

    Preposition:
    To take revenge upon the enemy, for the injury.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retaliation

    Synonyms:
    revenge, repayment, retribution, requital, reprisals, reciprocation

    Antonyms:
    pardon, condonation, forgiveness, r mission

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retaliation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    requital (of evil for evil), reprisal, retribution, repayment, revenge, punishment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retaliation(n)

    Synonyms:
    revenge, requital, retribution

How to pronounce retaliation?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8299revenge
#12760repayment
#16279vengeance
#23183retaliation
#33262retribution
#57902reprisal
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#73403avenging
#76194victimisation
#149491reciprocation
#307426requital

How to use retaliation in a sentence?

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    Because I simply don't know. I'm not briefed on it. I usually see these investigations in final draft form 24 hours, 48 hours before the IG is prepared to release them.. ... So it's simply not possible for this to be an act of retaliation. End of story.

  2. Richard Blumenthal:

    This needs to empower and embolden the athletes who should feel they can come forward without fear of retaliation, and without intimidation.

  3. Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence:

    With regards to food, and other daily home needs that might prompt anyone to go out, we are working towards creating a system to ensure that supplies gets across to you all, please maintain and keep the peace, and discourage any form of retaliation towards Indians.

  4. Theodore Isaac Rubin:

    "The most prevalent and destructive fear is not of sickness or death itself. It is the fear of being human. All of our neurotic symptoms are retaliation against ourselves for daring to be human, this is less than godlike martyrs or masters. This is what psychotherapy is all about: getting over the fear of being human.

  5. United States:

    They've been trying to argue to both the United States and to other countries that they are making progress on reform, and they're opening up, they're intervening less heavily in their economy, so a lot of the non-tariff retaliation probably undermines that image that they're trying to project.


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