Definition of riddance in English:
The action of getting rid of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.
- Now a time has come when the country, in order to seek the final riddance from terrorism, will have to throw aside its mutual differences and hostilities and rise as a single united force.
- In his 1926 book, Crooke included Hutton's tale as an example of disease riddance by passing a sealed container of contagion; he omitted the Naga storyteller's passing reference to the gift of clothing.
- When riddance by bullet emerges as the most expeditious way to dispose of her husband's victims, she is eventually even prodded into becoming Clint's executioner.
- Said to express relief at being free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.Example sentences
- So having packed up all our stuff at Lorraine's yesterday morning, and bid farewell (or good riddance, depending on your point of view) to Timmy and Oscar, we've managed to make it a grand total of five miles across town.
- From the start of the new football season I will be one of trillions of fans who say good riddance to ITV's ‘The Premiership’ and welcome back ‘Match of the Day’ with open arms.
- The other nations here shed no tears when the United States announced it was leaving; if America chooses not to take part in a global debate on racism, they reasoned, then good riddance.
Words that rhyme with riddancediffidence • confidence
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