riddance

[rid-ns]
noun
1.
the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
2.
relief or deliverance from something.
Idioms
3.
good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He's gone, and good riddance!

Origin:
1525–35; rid1 + -ance


1. ouster, clearance, dislodgment.
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riddance (ˈrɪdəns)
 
n
the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)

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good riddance

Also, good riddance to bad rubbish. A welcome loss or departure. This expression is often used as an exclamation. For example, The principal has finally retired, and most of the teachers are saying, "Good riddance!" or When Jean decided to give up her violin her relieved family quietly said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish.". [Late 1700s]

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Example sentences
Good riddance, but you should see the state of the flat.
The top-down educational hierarchy is increasingly obsolete, and good riddance.
Good riddance to a species that eats everything else to extinction and will not
  control its breeding.
And good riddance because they have quit doing quality journalism a long time
  ago.
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