Synonyms for Retribution:


atonement (noun)
compensation, restitution, amends, redemption, reparation, satisfaction, redress, Recompensation, atonement, rectification, penance, appeasement.
counteraction (noun)
an eye for an eye.
payback for another's action (noun)
requital, reprisal, repayment, revenge, counterblow, retaliation, reward, punishment, vengeance, compensation, redress, satisfaction, reckoning.
payment (noun)
discharge, incentive, bankroll, disbursement, payroll, expenditure, reward, salary, installment, remuneration, settlement, repayment, wages, fee, reimbursement, wage, reckoning, refund.
penalty (noun)
abatement, forfeiture, drawback, fine, discipline, deduction, judgment, chastisement, premium, penalty, burden, punishment, discount, encumbrance, correction, handicap.
punishment (noun)
anguish, crucifixion, affliction, agony, execution, castigation, reprisal, revenge, distress, persecution, sentence, price, verdict, confinement, payment, torture, imprisonment, incarceration.
requital (noun)
just deserts.
retaliation (noun)
exchange, retort, response, counteraction, return, vengeance, counterblow, reciprocation, countercharge, retaliation.
retribution (noun)
requital, vengeance.
revenge (noun)
reprisal, requital.


revenge (verb)
comeback, vendetta.

Other synonyms:

counterattack, tit for tat. Other relevant words:
counterattack, an eye for an eye, requital, just deserts, a tooth for a tooth, like for like, measure for measure.

Usage examples for retribution

  1. After my death I meet the Spirit of Retribution and I shall not forget your vile hypocrisy." – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  2. Samson feels that the time for retribution upon his enemies is come. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  3. This was by no means the first outrage which had been committed by similar bands of Indians, and just at this particular time the arm of the General Government was so weakened from the repeated disastrous campaigns against them, that they insulted the whites with impunity, and entertained, in reality, no fear at all of punishment or retribution – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis