Synonyms for reprisal:
requital, tit for tat.
Other synonyms and related words:
confinement, judgment, retribution, crucifixion, payment, persecution, punishment, execution, discipline, revenge, torture, anguish, castigation, incarceration, distress, fine, chastisement, verdict, sentence, penalty, affliction, agony, burden, forfeiture, correction, imprisonment, price.
Usage examples for reprisal:
- When the Justice, with threats made against his life, returned to the State unarmed, and resentful of protection against assault, declaring that when judges must arm to defend themselves from assault offered in reprisal of their judicial actions society must be considered dissolved, he was rendering to our institutions the final and highest possible service. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
- The only alternative was to forego the ball and her great reprisal; and this was unthinkable now that all her hopes were centred on revenge. - "Banked Fires", E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi.
- The Reprisal did not return home before it had made its presence felt. - "This Country Of Ours", H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall.