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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revengenoun

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

    Synonyms:
    revenge

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retaliationnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retaliationnoun

    Synonyms:
    revenge, requital, retribution

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#16279vengeance
#23183retaliation
#33262retribution
#57902reprisal
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#76194victimisation
#149491reciprocation
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How to use retaliation in a sentence?

  1. Mariah Smith:

    This is not how I envisioned (the war) ending, but I believe it is a possible solution if certain conditions are met. I believe it is absolutely imperative that protections for the equal rights of women are specific, state conditions of the agreement, it is crucial that there [is] no revenge or retaliation against the Afghans who worked with U.S. and Allied Forces they are still at great risk.

  2. Lynne Hermle:

    It never occurred to me for a second that a careful and attentive jury like this would find either discrimination or retaliation and I'm glad to have been proven right about that.

  3. Risa Heller:

    WarnerMedia relying on this everyday practice as justification for dismissing Allison demonstrates how ignorant they are of journalistic practices, and further proves that her dismissal is nothing more than retaliation.

  4. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    I do believe it's personal retaliation and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sued us personally.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.


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