Comeuppance definition

kŭmŭpəns
A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just desserts.
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The definition of comeuppance is getting the punishment you deserve.

If you always make fun of people who wear glasses and then it turns out that you need glasses too and you get made fun of, this is an example of getting your comeuppance.

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(informal) Deserved punishment; retribution.
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A negative outcome which is justly deserved.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of comeuppance - comeupance

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
comeuppance
Plural:
comeuppances

Origin of comeuppance

  • From come up (“appear before a judge”) +‎ -ance.

    From Wiktionary