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noun as in vengeance

noun as in revenge

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Example Sentences

Some people I spoke to said Murphy’s whistleblower report is “definitely” meant as retaliation against his superiors for his demotion.

From Vox

China closes the American consulate in Chengdu in retaliation.

China is holding two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor, who were arrested on unspecified national security charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng.

From Fortune

This week, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced the settlement of a sexual harassment and job retaliation case involving female temporary workers at a southwest suburban beauty supplies factory.

Workers must also be protected from any retaliation for alerting management to unsafe situations or working collectively with colleagues to address them.

From Fortune

The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.

And U.S. lawmakers are pushing to involve China in any retaliation against the Sony hack.

Of how incredibly petty the offense can be and how insanely disproportionate the retaliation can be.

If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.

What he fails to realize is that he is imposing the same urban title on his family in retaliation.

The British, on the score of retaliation put to death 221 prisoners, men, women and children.

The measures of retaliation adopted by the colonists were depressing trade at home.

The officers hastened below to wash and change their dress after this very annoying retaliation on the part of Captain Oughton.

The automatic retaliation discs, spinning down all over Russia, hundreds of thousands of them.

It was very true that Those Others might turn on the stranger's fellows in retaliation for his deeds.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retaliation, such as: punishment, reprisal, retribution, revenge, and eye for an eye.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.