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

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retribution, requitalnoun

    a justly deserved penalty

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, payback, payment

  2. retributionnoun

    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    vengeance, requital, payback

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retributionnoun

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

  2. retributionnoun

    Synonyms:
    distribution of rewards and punishments

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retributionnoun

    Synonyms:
    retaliation, repayment, requital

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How to use retribution in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    That means that recognized businesses in states that legalized marijuana should be fully able to use the banking system without fear of federal retribution.

  3. 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.

  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. Steve King:

    This is retribution on the highest scale.


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