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retribution

noun

1 retribution

A justly deserved penalty.

synonym: requital.

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Roget 974: penalty; retribution etc. (punishment) 972; pain, pains and penalties; weregild, wergild; peine forte et dure [Fr.]; penance etc. (atonement) 952; ... show more

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more



2 retribution

The act of correcting for your wrongdoing.

3 retribution

The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life:
— The swiftness of divine retribution.

synonyms: payback, vengeance.

Roget 718: retaliation, reprisal, retort, payback; counter-stroke, counter-blast, counterplot, counter-project; retribution, lex talionis [Lat.]; reciprocation etc. (reciprocity) 12.    ... show more

Dutch: vendetta, vergelding, wraak


Moby thesaurus: affliction, amends, atonement, avengement, avenging, blood money, castigation, chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, condign punishment, consideration, correction, counterblow, damages, desert, deserts, disciplinary measures, discipline ... show more.

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