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reprisal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprisal

  1. 1 usually reprisals pl  payment to another for a loss or injury <a peace agreement that was rejected because it contained no provisions for reprisals> Synonyms damages, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, recompense, recoupment, redress, remuneration, reparation, compensation(s), requital, restitution, satisfactionRelated Words punitive damage, solatium; amends, atonement, expiation; refund, reimbursement, repayment; adjustment, settlement; punishment, retaliation

  2. 2 the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury <after defeating them last year in the finals, our team nervously awaited the expected reprisal by our archrivals in this year's tournament> Synonyms payback, revenge, requital, retaliation, retribution, vengeanceRelated Words counter, counterattack, counteroffensive; castigation, chastisement, correction; desert(s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, punishment, wrath; amends, compensation, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, recompense, recoupment, redress, remuneration, reparation(s), restitutionNear Antonyms clemency, grace, leniency, lenity, mercy; forgiveness, pardon, remission





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