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The act of ridding: riddance of household pests.
Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
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the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)
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1. the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
2. relief or deliverance from something.Idioms:
good riddance, (used to express relief at deliverance from something): They're gone, and good riddance!
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|Noun||1.||riddance - the act of removing or getting rid of something|
simplification - elimination of superfluous details
|2.||riddance - the act of forcing out someone or something; "the ejection of troublemakers by the police"; "the child's expulsion from school"|
defenestration - the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
deportation - the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
ostracism - the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
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riddance[ˈrɪdəns] N good riddance (to bad rubbish)! → ¡vete con viento fresco!
and good riddance to him! → ¡que se pudra!
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riddance[ˈrɪd/əns] n good riddance! (fam) → che liberazione!
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