retaliation (Meaning)

Wordnet

retaliation (n)

action taken in return for an injury or offense

Webster

retaliation (n.)

The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

retaliation Sentence Examples

  1. The government announced swift and severe retaliation against any terrorist attacks.
  2. The company pledged to take legal action in retaliation for the sabotage of its products.
  3. The bully's retaliation only escalated the conflict, leading to further violence.
  4. The rebels launched a retaliatory strike against the government forces that had attacked them.
  5. The victim feared retaliation from their attacker and sought protection from authorities.
  6. The diplomatic retaliation between the two countries strained their relations.
  7. The hacking group threatened retaliation if their demands were not met.
  8. The law professor warned his students of the potential consequences of retaliation against their peers.
  9. The United Nations condemned the retaliation against civilians caught in the crossfire of war.
  10. The inflammatory speech sparked retaliation from the public, leading to protests and unrest.

FAQs About the word retaliation

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The government announced swift and severe retaliation against any terrorist attacks.

The company pledged to take legal action in retaliation for the sabotage of its products.

The bully's retaliation only escalated the conflict, leading to further violence.

The rebels launched a retaliatory strike against the government forces that had attacked them.