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Synonyms for retribution
ˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retribution, requital(noun)

    a justly deserved penalty

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, payback, payment

  2. retribution(noun)

    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, payback

  3. vengeance, retribution, payback(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, payback

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    avenging, requital, retaliation, 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. retribution

    Synonyms:
    penalty, repayment, reward, compensation, punishment, visitation

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retribution(n.)

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

  2. retribution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    distribution of rewards and punishments

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retribution(n)

    Synonyms:
    retaliation, repayment, requital

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    retaliation, revenge, reprisal, vengeance, punishment, retaliatory, counter-violence

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How to use retribution in a sentence?

  1. Mark Esper:

    The more dependent a country becomes on Chinese investment and trade, the more susceptible they are to coercion and retribution when they act outside of Beijings wishes.

  2. Joe Kebartas:

    It's a horrible crime, there's no doubt about that, according to what was written in the boat, he was committing this crime because of what the U.S. was doing to the Muslims in the Mideast, and retribution.

  3. David Stebbins:

    At some point you would think that some segment of society, if not all of society, will say that enough is enough and this goes beyond seeking justice to excessive retribution, but unfortunately, I don't think we are there yet.

  4. Cicero:

    There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.

  5. David Fleischer:

    Rousseff has been given some respite, but we can expect some violent retribution from Cunha in the next days and weeks.


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