Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retribution

3 senses of retribution

Sense 1
retribution, requital -- (a justly deserved penalty)
       => penalty -- (a payment required for not fulfilling a contract)

Sense 2
retribution -- (the act of correcting for your wrongdoing)
       => correction, rectification -- (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)

Sense 3
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")
       => retaliation, revenge -- (action taken in return for an injury or offense)

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