reprisal (Meaning)

Wordnet

reprisal (n)

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

Webster

reprisal (n.)

The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity.

Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation.

The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity.

Any act of retaliation.

reprisal Sentence Examples

  1. The general vowed swift reprisal against the enemy attackers.
  2. The student faced reprisal from the teacher after talking back in class.
  3. The government imposed economic reprisals on the hostile nation.
  4. The rebels threatened reprisal if their demands were not met.
  5. The company threatened legal reprisal against the employee who stole trade secrets.
  6. The diplomat warned of harsh reprisals if the treaty was violated.
  7. The police conducted a reprisal attack on the neighborhood where the gang members were suspected of hiding.
  8. The protestors vowed to undertake reprisals if the police used excessive force.
  9. The victim's family demanded reprisal against the perpetrator of the violent crime.
  10. The country threatened nuclear reprisal if its territory was invaded.

FAQs About the word reprisal

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartimeThe act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity., Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation

reparation, damages, retaliation, satisfaction, settlement,compensation, restitution, redress, indemnity, indemnification

pardon, clemency, grace, clemency, grace,mercy, forgiveness, pardon, leniency, mercy

The general vowed swift reprisal against the enemy attackers.

The student faced reprisal from the teacher after talking back in class.

The government imposed economic reprisals on the hostile nation.

The rebels threatened reprisal if their demands were not met.