Definition of comeuppance in English:


Line breaks: come|up¦pance
Pronunciation: /kʌmˈʌp(ə)ns


[in singular] informal
  • A punishment or fate that someone deserves: he got his comeuppance in the end
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    • By any reasonable moral reckoning he deserves all the comeuppance of his bad faith.
    • I kept turning the pages, anticipating the comeuppance that he so richly deserved.
    • Among the more baffling parts of this showdown is why Madam Secretary would have invited such a comeuppance in the first place.
    just deserts, deserved fate, due, due reward, just punishment, retribution, requital
    archaic recompense

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