Retaliation vs Karma - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between retaliation and karma

is that retaliation is violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice while karma is karma.




  • Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
  • An act of violent response.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=January 13, author=, title=`Never again,' says survivor, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=Hamas knew there would be massive retaliations .}}


    * See also




  • (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism) The sum total of a person's actions, which determine the person's next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.
  • A force or law of nature which causes one to reap what one sows; destiny; fate.
  • (uncommon) A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
  • * 2001 , Inside the Hits , page 307:
  • That means everything from lighting to the vibes, the karma of the room.
  • * 2006 , Chase Sargent, From Buddy to Boss , page 219:
  • How many times when you have been in a bar have you felt that a confrontation was building up, even without extensive verbal exchanges? Sometimes you can feel the karma or energy of a place change, and you should not ignore that
  • * 2010 , R.L. Roach, Irish Lie , page 135:
  • On the way to Lancaster, which was about an hour and a half from Philly, John felt the karma .

    Derived terms

    * karmic