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Synonyms for retribution
ˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃənret·ri·bu·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. retribution

    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.

    avenging, requital, retaliation, revenge, vengeance

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

    To take revenge upon the enemy, for the injury.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. retribution

    penalty, repayment, reward, compensation, punishment, visitation

    condonation, remission, pardon, reprieve, non-retribution, sparing

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. retribution, requitalnoun

    a justly deserved penalty

    vengeance, requital, payback, payment

  2. retributionnoun

    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

    vengeance, requital, payback

  3. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

    vengeance, requital, payback

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. retributionnoun

    [Used especially with respect to the divine government.] repayment, requital, recompense, reward, compensation, return

  2. retributionnoun

    distribution of rewards and punishments

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. retributionnoun

    retaliation, repayment, requital

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  1. Mike Johnson:

    There ’ll be a time for aggression, but this is not a political exercise to us, this is not about political retribution. We ’ll be accused of all that, but this is a fact finding mission for us.

  2. Hosea Ballou:

    Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.

  3. Veryan Khan:

    Islamic State executions are not merely retribution by the state for behavior seen as illegal, the Islamic State uses executions to intimidate and dominate the local population, for diplomatic communiqus to world leaders, for recruitment purposes and to demonstrate the organization is in complete control.

  4. Hugh Dugan:

    Retribution for victims is rarely if at all available through U.N. processes, here’s thinking out of the box: Might victims be so motivated to bring the first sexual abuse case to the International Criminal Court? It was set up to prosecute individuals — not states — for the international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Filing such a case would challenge the culture of wristslapping and impunity, which is likely to persist.

  5. Andrew Gounardes:

    There's always the possibility of mischief and mayhem, especially with someone who is hellbent on retribution.

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