Definition of Riddance

1. Noun. The act of removing or getting rid of something.

Exact synonyms: Elimination
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Eliminate, Rid



2. Noun. The act of forcing out someone or something. "The child's expulsion from school"
Exact synonyms: Ejection, Exclusion, Expulsion
Specialized synonyms: Defenestration, Deportation, Ostracism, Barring, Blackball, Ouster, Ousting
Generic synonyms: Banishment, Proscription
Derivative terms: Eject, Exclude, Expel, Expel

Definition of Riddance

1. n. The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up or out.

Definition of Riddance

1. Noun. The act of being rid of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Riddance

1. deliverance [n -S] - See also: deliverance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Riddance

ricotta
ricottas
ricrac
ricracs
rictal
ricture
rictures
rictus
rictuses
ricy
rid
rid of
rid out
rid up
ridable
riddance (current term)
riddances
ridded
ridden
ridden hard and put away wet
ridder
ridders
riddim
riddims
ridding
riddle
riddle canon
riddle me this
riddle stick
riddle sticks

Literary usage of Riddance

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"It was agreed then that in tho-fi avoid depriving Sicily of two blessings—riddance both of I . Athenians nnd of civil ..."

2. Alice-for-short: A Dichronism by William Frend De Morgan (1907)
"... EVEN OF A riddance. HOW A BOT NAMED PIERRE HAD SMALLPOX, AND ALICE WENT TO NURSE HIM PEGGY and Alice, as they waited for tea in the front room, ..."

3. Alice-for-short: A Dichronism by William Frend De Morgan (1907)
"... EVEN OP A riddance. HOW A BOY NAMED PIERRE HAD SMALLPOX, AND ALICE WENT TO NURSE HIM PEGGY and Alice, as they waited for tea in the front room, ..."

4. The Adventures of a Blockade Runner by William Watson (1893)
"... conduct of Captain J. —A plot to got possession of tbe vessel—A new partnership formed— The sunken vessel raised—A personal encounter—A good riddance. ..."

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