Definition of comeuppance
: 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
One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
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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Manning roasted several folks throughout the night, but in his acceptance speech for best game, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman served the multi-champion quarterback his due comeuppance.
Kalanick’s comeuppance, along with other recent concerns, such as Facebook’s role in fake news, seems to be stirring a desire among tech companies to be more socially aware and responsible.
The one in which Meyer’s comeuppance has been thoroughly reversed.
Rarely have two athletes gone head to head in equal need of comeuppance, of humbling.
Perhaps that explains the comeuppance of Uber’s offshoot app: Food delivery is just sometimes so much easier than going out.
Iranian officials, after all, issue their own routine condemnations of terror attacks in the United States, such as last year's massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, without suggesting that the Great Satan was getting its comeuppance.
Yet one of the most surprising elements of the Comey firing was Trump’s conviction that Democrats would praise Comey’s comeuppance.
If Game of Thrones were a more conventional story, there would be no doubt at all that at some point during the final two seasons of the HBO series, Cersei Lannister would get a comeuppance for all the evil deeds she’s done.
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Origin and Etymology of comeuppance
come up + -ance
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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: punishment that someone deserves to receive
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