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retribution   (Sound)

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〔 ˏrєtrәˋbjuʃәn 〕


〔 ˏretriˊbjuːʃәn 〕

Overview of noun retribution

The noun retribution has 3 senses

  • retribution, requital -- (a justly deserved penalty)

  • retribution -- (the act of correcting for your wrongdoing)

  • vengeance, retribution, payback -- (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")