comeuppance definition

  • noun:
    • A punishment or retribution that certain deserves; your only deserts: "It Really Is a chance to hit right back in the vital brotherhood and provide each his comeuppance for evaluative sins of history” ( Judith Crist).
    • a bad outcome which can be justly deserved.
    • An unpleasant experience a person endures, which is viewed by others as a just retribution for bad behavior; simply deserts.
    • an outcome (good or bad) that's deserved and needed
    • A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just deserts: "It's a chance to strike back at the critical brotherhood and give each his comeuppance for evaluative sins of the past” ( Judith Crist).
    • a poor result which can be justly deserved.
    • a distressing knowledge an individual endures, which will be viewed by other individuals as a just retribution for bad behavior; simply deserts.
    • an outcome (good or bad) this is certainly well-deserved

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