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RETALIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retaliation mean? 

RETALIATION (noun)
  The noun RETALIATION has 1 sense:

1. action taken in return for an injury or offense

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


 Dictionary entry details 


RETALIATION (noun)


Sense 1retaliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Action taken in return for an injury or offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

retaliation; revenge

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

getting even; paying back; return (a reciprocal group action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "retaliation"):

payback; retribution; vengeance (the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life)

reprisal (a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime)


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