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English noun: riddance

1. riddance (act) the act of removing or getting rid of something


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

Narrower (hyponym)simplification

2. riddance (act) the act of forcing out someone or something

SamplesThe ejection of troublemakers by the police.
The child's expulsion from school.

Synonymsejection, exclusion, expulsion

Broader (hypernym)banishment, proscription

Narrower (hyponym)barring, blackball, defenestration, deportation, ostracism, ouster, ousting

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