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I decided that I was going to be the Kennedy who makes her own name and finds her own job and works like a dog. My comeuppance was when Arnold got elected - I became the Kennedy who was married to the governor.
Maria Shriver

Meaning of "comeuppance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMEUPPANCE

From come up (to appear before a judge or court for judgment).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMEUPPANCE

comeuppance  [ˌkʌmˈʌpəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMEUPPANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Comeuppance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMEUPPANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Comeuppance

Comeuppance is the first full album released by British progressive rock/jazz fusion band Sphere3.

Definition of comeuppance in the English dictionary

The definition of comeuppance in the dictionary is just retribution.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMEUPPANCE


crepance
ˈkriːpəns
discrepance
dɪsˈkrɛpəns
eightpence
ˈeɪtpəns
fippence
ˈfɪpəns
fivepence
ˈfaɪvpəns
fourpence
ˈfɔːpəns
ha´pence
ˈheɪpəns
ninepence
ˈnaɪnpəns
sevenpence
ˈsevənpəns
sixpence
ˈsɪkspəns
tenpence
ˈtenpəns
threepence
ˈθrɛpəns
thruppence
ˈθrʌpəns
tuppence
ˈtʌpəns
twopence
ˈtʌpəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMEUPPANCE

comedy club
comedy of manners
comedy show
comelier
comeliest
comelily
comeliness
comely
Comenius
comeover
comer
comestible
comestibles
comet
cometary
comether
cometic
cometography
cometology
comfier

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMEUPPANCE

acceptance
advance
assistance
balance
chance
compliance
dance
distance
enhance
finance
France
imbalance
importance
insurance
maintenance
on the chance
performance
relevance
romance
stand a chance

Synonyms and antonyms of comeuppance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMEUPPANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «comeuppance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of comeuppance

Translation of «comeuppance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMEUPPANCE

Find out the translation of comeuppance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of comeuppance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «comeuppance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

报应
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

merecido
570 millions of speakers

English

comeuppance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फटकारना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القصاص العادل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

возмездие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comeuppance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীক্ষ্ন প্রতিবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comeuppance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Datangnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

comeuppance
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当然の報い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

종말이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Comeuppance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trừng phạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூக்கறுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्पात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hak edilen ceza
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comeuppance
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

comeuppance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відплата
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comeuppance
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

comeuppance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terecht wijzing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

comeuppance
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

comeuppance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of comeuppance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMEUPPANCE»

The term «comeuppance» is normally little used and occupies the 109.930 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMEUPPANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «comeuppance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «comeuppance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about comeuppance

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2 QUOTES WITH «COMEUPPANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word comeuppance.
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Charles Bronson
Audiences like to see the bad guys get their comeuppance.
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Maria Shriver
I decided that I was going to be the Kennedy who makes her own name and finds her own job and works like a dog. My comeuppance was when Arnold got elected - I became the Kennedy who was married to the governor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMEUPPANCE»

Discover the use of comeuppance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to comeuppance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and ...
With Comeuppance, William Flesch delivers the freshest, most generous thinking about the novel since Walter Benjamin wrote on the storyteller and Wayne C. Booth on the rhetoric of fiction.
William Flesch, 2007
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Comeuppance
This intimate novel is filled with powerful characters who pit medical experimentation against ethics.
D. G. Bishop, 2009
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Comeuppance
Comeuppance is the first book in a series of four by the author.
Martin A. Greis, 2004
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The Earl's Comeuppance
The Earl's ComeuppancePhylis WaradyA Confirmed Bachelor-For nigh forty years, the Earl of Pardo has managed to escape the parson's mousetrap.
Phylis Warady, 2007
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Comeuppance at Kicking Horse Casino and other stories
- Joseph Bruchac. COMEUPPANCE AT KICKING HORSE CASINO AND OTHER STORIES is a powerful blending of voices from a perspective that is both timely and as old as the People of Turtle Island-- Lee Francis, University of New Mexico.
Charles Brashear, 2000
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The Goon: Volume 10: Death's Greedy Comeuppance
Celebrate ten years of The Goon with this collection of two hilarious Goon stories and the Buzzard miniseries!
Eric Powell, 2011
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Tit for Tat: A Frivolous Tale of Comeuppance!
" The Capitol Town Mens Chorus members intone: "It's just desserts time!" The staff of the Datum Associates Research Lab insist: "It's payback time!" And for "Tit For Tat" readers, you may enjoy 'getting back' at the seller as well.
D. Chandler, 2007
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Comeuppance
When his ex-wife is murdered, he becomes a suspect in the case, a puzzle that leads the reader on surprising twists and turns. In Comeuppance, all is not necessarily what it appears to be.
Louis Artalona, 2005
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Death's Greedy Comeuppance
Details the adventures of the Goon and his sidekick Franky as they battle the undead.
‎2011
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The Goon Volume 10: Death’s Greedy Comeuppance
Also collected in this volume is the first solo adventure of one of Goon's allies, the immortal Buzzard, who wanders a desolate land after his own confrontation with the Priest" -- p. [4] of cover.
Dave Stewart, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMEUPPANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term comeuppance is used in the context of the following news items.
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European elites are already plotting Greece's comeuppance. They …
In a national referendum on Sunday, the Greek people bravely voted to give the middle finger to the eurozone. It was the right thing to do. «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Big D leaders try to reel in 'The Economist'
Create a bad product or a company that doesn't work very well and treats its employees badly, in the end you get your comeuppance. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
3
CFL Week 3: Picks and power rankings
The Eskimos, coming off a bye week, lost their franchise quarterback, Mike Reilly, in their season-opening comeuppance against the Argos and ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
4
Squeezing the Yahoos: The Airline Business Model
It appears that the major airlines, may be in for a little comeuppance. Not for their utilization of the squeeze business model, however, but ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
Ask 411 Wrestling: How Long Should It Take to Replace John Cena?
Did Danny Davis ever get his comeuppance from the Bulldogs? Not really. Throughout the spring and summer, Davis mostly wrestled matches ... «411mania.com, Jul 15»
6
Watching the Ashes From The Other Side of the World: Late Nights …
But let's be honest, this is a rivalry in which the cocky favourite has so often found comeuppance and for that, Australians should remain alert ... «NDTVSports.com, Jul 15»
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Donald Trump's belated comeuppance: GOP and corporate America …
Donald Trump's belated comeuppance: GOP and corporate America waited far too long to make him EnlargeRepublican presidential candidate ... «Salon, Jul 15»
8
Labor Lost the Fight Over Fast Track. But the Fact That Unions …
On this issue, the AFL-CIO, rather than reflecting narrow, let alone petulant comeuppance, is speaking with the wizened voice of collective ... «In These Times, Jul 15»
9
Why Republicans should stop gloating over Greece
For many on the right, this is a simple morality tale of sloth, profligacy, and well-deserved comeuppance. As conservative talk radio Hugh Hewitt ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
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Impatient driver recklessly overtakes truck in Dublin… right into the …
A video has surfaced showing a driver in Dublin 4 overtaking a truck and getting his comeuppance. car1. And after much deliberation, the driver ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Comeuppance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/comeuppance>. Jun 2019 ».
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