- Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||injury inflicted in retaliation for injury received, as in war; revenge.
In reprisal for German attacks on their cities, the French bombed the German city of Baden.
- retaliation, revenge, vengeance
- similar words:
- counterattack, deserts, retribution, tit for tat
||the use of force or political tactics to strike back against another country without actually going to war.