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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comeuppance mean? 

  The noun COMEUPPANCE has 1 sense:

1. an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved

  Familiarity information: COMEUPPANCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1comeuppance [BACK TO TOP]


An outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


comeupance; comeuppance; deserts

Hypernyms ("comeuppance" is a kind of...):

aftermath; consequence (the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual)

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