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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 for "retribution":

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

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How to use retribution in a sentence?

  1. Cicero:

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

  2. Kyle Rodda:

    One thing that the market has been concerned about is that on his (way) out of office Trump would look for some retribution on China. So this news speaks to that fear, at the end of the day, the market knows he only has six weeks left. The broader focus is still on vaccine roll-outs and U.S. fiscal stimulus.

  3. Representative Mark Meadows:

    Every member of Congress should have the ability to have their voice and their vote heard without fear of retribution if indeed they are representing the people back home.

  4. Cyril Ramaphosa:

    In death, she has demonstrated that our many differences along political party and racial lines and the numerous disputes we may have are eclipsed by our shared desire to follow her lead in building a just, equitable and caring society, loudly and without apology, she spoke truth to power. It was those in power who, insecure and fearful, visited upon her the most vindictive and callous retribution. Yet, through everything, she endured. They could not break her. They could not silence her.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    Nor is it right for The President to use immigrants or people who are claiming political asylum as pawns in a fight against political opponents, the President shouldn't use them as what The President imagines as retribution to political opponents in various areas.


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