Synonyms and related words:
castigation, chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, condign punishment, correction, desert, disciplinary measures, discipline, due reward, dues, ferule, infliction, judgment, judicial punishment, just deserts, merits, nemesis, pains, pains and punishments, pay, payment, penal retribution, penalty, penology, punishment, punition, quittance, recompense, reprisal, requital, retribution, retributive justice, revenge, reward, scourge, well-deserved punishment, what is due, what is merited, what-for

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  • Déserts — (1950–1954) is a piece by Edgard Varèse for brass (14 winds), percussion (5), piano, and tape[1]. Percussion instruments are exploited for their resonant potential, rather than used solely as accompaniment.[2] According to Varèse the title of the …   Wikipedia

  • deserts — ► PLURAL NOUN (usu. in phrase get or receive one s just deserts) ▪ what a person deserves with regard to reward or punishment. ORIGIN Old French desert, from deservir serve well, deserve …   English terms dictionary

  • deserts — index recompense Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deserts — [n] what is due one chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, deserving, discipline, disciplining, due, get hers*, get his*, guerdon, lumps*, meed, merit, payment, penalty, punishment, recompense, requital, retribution, return, revenge …   New thesaurus

  • Déserts — Désert (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Désert est un nom commun ou plus rarement un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Géographie 2 Histo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deserts — n. reward punishment to get one s just deserts * * * [ reward ] [ punishment ] to get one s just deserts …   Combinatory dictionary

  • deserts — de|serts [dıˈzə:ts US ˈzə:rts] n get/receive your (just) deserts to be punished in a way that you deserve ▪ Offenders should receive their just deserts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deserts — de|serts [ dı zɜrts ] noun someone s just deserts bad things that happen to someone because they deserve it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deserts — [dɪ zə:ts] plural noun (often in phr. get (or receive) one s just deserts) what a person deserves with regard to reward or (more usually) punishment. Origin ME: via OFr. from deservir (see deserve) …   English new terms dictionary

  • deserts — get your just deserts to be punished in a way that you deserve …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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