riddance
noun Date: 1533 1. an act of ridding 2. deliverance, relief — often used in the phrase good riddance especially to express relief that someone or something has gone

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  • Riddance — Rid dance, n. 1. The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up or out. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field. Lev. xxiii. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being rid or free; freedom; escape.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riddance — ► NOUN ▪ the action of getting rid of someone or something. ● good riddance Cf. ↑good riddance …   English terms dictionary

  • riddance — [rid′ ns] n. a ridding or being rid; clearance or removal, as of something undesirable, or deliverance, as from something oppressive good riddance welcome relief or deliverance: often used as an exclamation of satisfaction at getting rid of… …   English World dictionary

  • riddance — index catharsis, deportation, estrangement, exclusion, layoff, privation, rejection, removal Burton s Legal …   Law dictionary

  • riddance — 1530s, from RID (Cf. rid) + ANCE (Cf. ance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • riddance — n. (colloq.) act of getting rid of smt. good riddance! (good riddance to bad rubbish!) * * * [ rɪd(ə)ns] (colloq.) [ act of getting rid of smt. ] good riddance! (good riddance to bad rubbish!) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • riddance — [[t]rɪ̱d(ə)ns[/t]] PHRASE: oft PHR to n (feelings) You say good riddance to indicate that you are pleased that someone has left or that something has gone. He s gone back to London in a huff and good riddance... I left Texas and said good… …   English dictionary

  • riddance — /rid ns/, n. 1. the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable. 2. relief or deliverance from something. 3. good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He s gone, and good riddance! [1525 35; RID1 + ANCE] Syn …   Universalium

  • riddance — rid|dance [ˈrıdns] n good riddance (to sb) spoken a rude way of saying you are glad someone has left ▪ She was awful. Good riddance to her, I say! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • riddance — noun (U) good riddance spoken a rude way of saying you are glad someone has left: “Jim s left.” “Well, good riddance,” said Faye. “I never liked him.” …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • riddance — UK [ˈrɪd(ə)ns] / US noun good riddance (to) used for saying that you are pleased to be free of someone or something that is annoying or unpleasant When he left I thought, Good riddance …   English dictionary

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