comeuppance

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noun come·up·pance \(ˌ)kəm-ˈə-pən(t)s\

Definition of comeuppance

  1. :  a deserved rebuke or penalty :  deserts One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.

Examples of comeuppance in a Sentence

  1. One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.

  2. as with many action movies, this one ends with a wild chase and an over-the-top fight sequence in which the bad guys finally get their comeuppance

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Origin and Etymology of comeuppance

come up + -ance


First Known Use: 1859


COMEUPPANCE Defined for English Language Learners

comeuppance

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Definition of comeuppance for English Language Learners

  • : punishment that someone deserves to receive


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