An alternating back-and-forth movement.
Tit for tat is defined as a repayment of equal value for a trade or for retaliation.
An opportunity to retaliate, as by a return sports match after a defeat:
A requiting or being requited
Sanctions such as fine, confinement, or loss of rights to property administered to a person convicted of a crime.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
The act or an instance of paying back
Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just desserts:
Money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
The definition of a riposte is a quick, sharp or witty response.
A blow given in return
Find another word for retaliation. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for retaliation, like: provocation, reprisal, reciprocation, retaliatory, tit for tat, retribution, use-of-force, condemnation, aggressor, aggression and revenge.