Definition of redemption in English:


Line breaks: re|demp|tion
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdɛm(p)ʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil: God’s plans for the redemption of his world
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    • Why must he tug on my heartstrings, moving me to tears, when there could be no redemption, no saving me?
    • The film however plays down overt preaching, treating the themes of good, evil, sacrifice and redemption as the kind of cornerstones that any classic drama is built on.
    • A play of cruelty and redemption, evil and hope.
    saving, saving/freeing from sin, vindication, absolution
  • 1.1 [in singular] A thing that saves someone from error or evil: his marginalization from the Hollywood jungle proved to be his redemption
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    • Understand that the redemption in this title is not what saves us from violence but what propels us toward it.
    • And, this is in some way, sort of like a redemption.
    • He finds a redemption of sorts when he recovers his family, loses a foot to his disease, and in the end decides he doesn't want to die after all.


beyond (or past) redemption

Too bad to be improved or saved: the game was beyond redemption in the 69th minute
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  • ‘They are beyond redemption - politically, they're damned,’ he says.
  • He called Sunday's election a ‘farce,’ ‘rigged,’ and ‘flawed beyond redemption.’
  • They may have made a mistake, but no one is (well, at least very few are) totally beyond redemption, as my story clearly illustrates.


late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin redemptio(n-), from redimere 'buy back' (see redeem).

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