Synonyms and Antonyms of retaliation

  1. the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury police believe that the murder was in retaliation for an earlier gangland execution Synonyms payback, reprisal, requital, revenge, 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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