expulsion vs riddance what difference

what is difference between expulsion and riddance

English

Etymology

From Middle English expulsioun, from Old French expulsion, from Latin expulsio, expulsionem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspʌlʃən/

Noun

expulsion (countable and uncountable, plural expulsions)

  1. The act of expelling or the state of being expelled.

Antonyms

  • impulsion

Related terms

  • expel

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin expulsio, expulsionem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.spyl.sjɔ̃/

Noun

expulsion f (plural expulsions)

  1. expulsion
  2. (sports) sending-off, red card, dismissal

Related terms

  • expulser

Further reading

  • “expulsion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Noun

riddance (countable and uncountable, plural riddances)

  1. The act of being rid of something; deliverance
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      A gentle riddance. Draw the curtains, go.
      Let all of his complexion choose me so.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 230c.
      And this kind of riddance is the most pleasant to listen to of all,
  2. The earth thrown up by a burrowing animal.

Derived terms

  • good riddance
  • good riddance to bad rubbish

Anagrams

  • candider, cider-and

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