Synonyms for Reprisal:


compensation (noun)
counteraction (noun)
an eye for an eye.
punishment (noun)
confinement, burden, sentence, chastisement, persecution, price, execution, discipline, judgment, imprisonment, affliction, anguish, correction, payment, distress, agony, retribution, forfeiture, punishment, fine, penalty, incarceration, torture, crucifixion, castigation, revenge, verdict.
retaliation (noun)
exchange, retaliation, countercharge, response, reparation, counterblow, counteraction, reciprocation, retort, vengeance, return.
retribution (noun)
counterattack, paying back.
revenge (noun)
paying back, vengeance, retaliation, counterblow, requital, retribution.


revenge (verb)
comeback, vendetta.

Other synonyms:

counterattack. requital, tit for tat. Other relevant words:
requital, counterattack, vendetta, paying back, an eye for an eye, measure for measure, like for like, a tooth for a tooth.

Usage examples for reprisal

  1. Reprisal and dispersion were the only things possible to men whose friends had been massacred, and- well, they punished tribes for the acts of individuals. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  2. Yet now that the law is becoming adequate, he will never have the opportunity to turn it, as his weapon of reprisal against Jim Garvin. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck