poetic justice


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poetic justice

n.
The rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner.

poetic justice

n
fitting retribution; just deserts

poet′ic jus′tice


n.
an ideal or particularly fitting distribution of rewards and punishments.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poetic justice - an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
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poetic justice

poetic justice

n poetic justice!giustizia fatta!
References in classic literature ?
That reminds me that I never paid for them; but, by Jove, I will to-morrow, and if that isn't poetic justice, what is?
There was a sort of poetic justice about it, after all, for the old lady had been the terror of the boys for miles around, and now the exiles feasted freely on forbidden plums, kicked up the gravel with profane boots unreproved, and played cricket in the big field where the irritable
It was only poetic justice that the chief mate who had made a mistake - perhaps a half-excusable one - about the distribution of his ship's cargo should pay the penalty.
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His other films included Poetic Justice, Rosewood and Shaft.
His other films include "Poetic Justice," which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and "Rosewood." Singleton's recent projects include the TV series "Snowfall," a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.
'Today it is Osun doing poetic justice to impostors and election riggers; tomorrow it will be the turn of Ekiti people to reclaim their own stolen mandate and have the last and best laugh.
It won't be the American people paying for the wall, itll be the Mexican cartels, and that is poetic justice. The more we secure the border, the more illicit money we will capture, so it will actually compound our success.
Known as the "poetic justice" for his habit of citing works of literature in his judgements, he is regarded as PakistanA's top expert in criminal law.
'We appeal to Allah that poetic justice be served by ensuring that those responsible for his death are punished for their crimes,' he said in his speech after presenting appointment letters to the state Islamic religious council members and the Penang Shariah Court judges here.
Tulsa Voice will be presented the News Media Award and the organization Poetic Justice will be presented the Outstanding Social Justice Project Award.
"Poetic justice" was how the Yorkshireman described the 95th-minute penalty miss by Kenedy that ensured these two sides finished with a point apiece - their first of the season.