poetic justice

noun

Definition of poetic justice

:an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate

Examples of poetic justice in a Sentence

  1. After the way he treated his staff, it was poetic justice that he lost his job.

First Known Use of poetic justice

1691


POETIC JUSTICE Defined for English Language Learners

poetic justice

noun

Definition of poetic justice for English Language Learners

  • : a result or occurrence that seems proper because someone who has done bad things to other people is being harmed or punished


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