[kuhm-uhp-uh ns] /ˌkʌmˈʌp əns/

noun, Informal.
deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant:
He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.
(informal) just retribution

also comeupance, 1859, presumably rooted in verbal phrase come up “present oneself for judgment before a tribunal” + -ance.


A deserved chastening, esp some event that checks a wrongdoer; just desserts (1958+)


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