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A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just desserts: "That was the joy of a video game: watching someone who deserved it getting his comeuppance" (Jodi Picoult).
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informal just retribution
[C19: from come up (in the sense: to appear before a judge or court for judgment)]
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deserved reprimand or punishment.
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|Noun||1.||comeuppance - an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved|
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noun (Informal) punishment, dues, deserts, retribution, chastening, recompense, due reward, requital, merit The central character is an evil man who gets his comeuppance in the end.
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