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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retaliation":

    reprisal, reprisals, retaliatory, revenge, retribution, counter-violence, vengeance, victimisation

How to pronounce retaliation?

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How to use retaliation in a sentence?

  1. Eduardo Cunha:

    I think this is one more political move by those who chose to investigate me and one more retaliation for launching the impeachment process.

  2. Dan Ikenson:

    Airbus is not the only case where 'retaliation' was authorized and US tariffs went into effect.

  3. Simon Cheng:

    I won't give up the fight for human rights, peace, freedom and democracy for the rest of my life, no matter the danger, discrimination and retaliation I will face, and no matter how my reputation will be stained, and no matter whether my future would be blacklisted, labelled, and ruined.

  4. Claire McCaskill:

    One assault is still too many, and there's still more work to be done -- especially when it comes to guarding against retaliation, but today's report shows we're on the right track as our sweeping reforms continue to take root.

  5. President Santos:

    The rebels will be thinking about retaliation, what we have to do is stop; stop and transform it into a spiral of forgiveness and reconciliation.


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