Definition of comeuppance in US English:

comeuppance

noun

informal
  • A punishment or fate that someone deserves.

    ‘he got his comeuppance’
    • ‘It's rare that an actor can not only deserve his comeuppance but maintain your sympathy while getting it.’
    • ‘I guess this is her comeuppance, though she'll never even know it.’
    • ‘Sooner or later, though, such hubris must receive its grim comeuppance.’
    • ‘Because the stories were true, the comeuppance of criminals (death for all but a few) rang even truer.’
    • ‘By the time Delilah weaseled the secret of his strength out of him, Samson seemed ripe for a rude comeuppance.’
    • ‘By any reasonable moral reckoning he deserves all the comeuppance of his bad faith.’
    • ‘Before that he'd been an actor, often on radio, playing gangsters who got a violent comeuppance.’
    • ‘It's not much of a comeuppance for a 65-year-old ex-CEO who never has to work again anyway.’
    • ‘So one can say he tried to lie his way to fame and fortune, and got a much-deserved comeuppance.’
    • ‘However, it seems that the political comeuppance is always greener on the other side of the Atlantic.’
    • ‘I kept turning the pages, anticipating the comeuppance that he so richly deserved.’
    • ‘As for the rest of you, you'll get your comeuppance soon.’
    • ‘These fine visitors, I thought, were in for what I can only describe as a culinary comeuppance.’
    • ‘You'll get your comeuppance in due time.’
    • ‘I kept thinking that the last pages must be missing, the ones with the comeuppance, but there's none.’
    • ‘They get their comeuppance in the end in satisfyingly brutal fashion.’
    • ‘Thus far, it is only in the executive suite and in the stock market that society has witnessed a comeuppance.’
    • ‘Among the more baffling parts of this showdown is why Madam Secretary would have invited such a comeuppance in the first place.’
    • ‘Cosmic comeuppance isn't supposed to count for much in football.’
    • ‘Some were probably hoping the students would get their comeuppance, but death was more than they deserved.’
    just deserts, deserved fate, due, due reward, just punishment, retribution, requital
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Pronunciation

comeuppance

/ˌkəmˈəpəns//ˌkəmˈəpəns/