comeuppance comeuppance  /ˌkə ˈmə pəns/


  • (n) an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved



  1. The Word Guy: He who gets just deserts gets what he deserves

    By Rob Kyff Question: I have always thought the phrase was “just desserts” to indicate getting one’s comeuppance. But I so frequently see it in print as “just ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Cleveland Thumbs Nose At Marvel’s ‘Captain America 2? Privacy Plea

    Uber-secretive Marvel got its comeuppance when it started filming superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Cleveland. The 2014 pic has been shooting in the city for a month – and for a month local newspaper The Cleveland Plain Dealer has stalked and live-blogged the film’s public sets, turning the age-old practice of stealing spy pics into a communal cultural event. The paper even ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood


  1. "He gets some of his comeuppance," Sanderson said.
    on Jun 10, 2006 By: William Sanderson Source:

  2. "Australia's comeuppance at the hands of England and New Zealand has gladdened the hearts of not just the other aspirants for the World Cup but also the followers of the game," Gavaskar wrote in the latest issue of the respected India Today...
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Sunil Gavaskar Source: FOX SPORTS

  3. "After the events of 'Civil War' a lot of fans were itching for Iron Man to get his comeuppance," Pak said. "And I was very happy for Hulk to give it to him in the pages of 'World War Hulk No. 1.'" "But at the same time, I loved...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Greg Pak Source: Cleburne Times-Review

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /