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1. retaliation

noun. ['riːˌtæliːˈeɪʃən'] action taken in return for an injury or offense.

Synonyms

  • retribution
  • getting even
  • revenge
  • payback
  • return
  • paying back
  • vengeance

Antonyms

  • volley
  • clear
  • stay in place
  • outgo

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Words that Rhyme with Retaliation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word retaliation


1. Noun, singular or mass
When you reach out, be sure to ask about any retaliation.

Quotes containing the word retaliation


1. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. I want to write a song about retaliation called, "Oh Yeah, and I Faked Every Orgasm...While You Were Out of Town.
- Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

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