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comeuppance Syllabification: come·up·pance
Pronunciation: /ˌkəmˈəpəns/

Definition of comeuppance in English:


[usually in singular] informal
A punishment or fate that someone deserves: he got his comeuppance
More example sentences
  • 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, just punishment, due, retribution, requital, what's coming to one

Words that rhyme with comeuppance

tuppence, twopence

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