comeuppance


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  • noun

Synonyms for comeuppance

Synonyms for comeuppance

something justly deserved

Synonyms for comeuppance

an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved

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His arrogance will cause further embarrassment and his comeuppance will eventually come around again.
November 7 gave President Bush a meal of comeuppance.
It was one of those weekends when seeing wasn't quite believing in the NFL, from Michael Vick's reprise of The Dirty Bird to Vince Young's redux of the Rose Bowl against the New York Trojans to the Raiders' comeuppance -- some 28 years later -- for the Holy Roller.
And Lucas finally gets his comeuppance when he's arrested.
I hope these morons (can't really call them people) get their comeuppance one day.
Once he's bound and gagged as a prisoner in an abandoned schoolhouse, Geum-ja decides to share his comeuppance with the bereaved (but greedy) parents of the kids he has murdered.
Now it appears that DeLay will get his comeuppance.
For me to go through until 2008 will allow me to attend Lambeth and take my comeuppance on all this stuff we've been going through, and then retire," he told staff.
Many assumed Carmen was a wayward, loose woman getting her comeuppance," the choreographer says.
Well, shouldn't Rodders face a similar comeuppance for the outrageous tsunami reference which saw him given his marching orders from Sky?
DELIGHTED to see America's Dream (sic) Team get their comeuppance in the Olympic basketball tournament.
Umbridge's comeuppance, when it finally arrives, drives home a different truth about the nature of authority: Power over people ultimately relies on their own compliance.
For example, a pompous and insensitive young office worker is humanized when she gets her surprise comeuppance.
The reader is pleased when he receives the ultimate comeuppance.
Both have received their comeuppance as big business has fled, leaving the centre to a teeming mass of informal trading.