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corrective

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrective

  1. 1 serving to raise or adjust something to some standard or proper condition <eyeglasses are called corrective lenses by the department of motor vehicles> Synonyms amendatory, rectifying, remedial, remedying, reformative, reformatory Related Words curative, medicinal, therapeutic; reparative, restorative; beneficial, helpful, salutary, wholesome; antidotal, counteractive, counterbalancing

  2. 2 inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment <a corrective sentence of five years' hard labor> Synonyms castigating, chastening, chastising, correcting, correctional, punitive, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, penalizingRelated Words retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revengeful; vengeful, wrathfulNear Antonyms compensatory; acquitting, exculpating, exculpatory, exonerating, vindicating; absolving, condoning, pardoning, remitting; commuting, reprievingAntonyms nonpunitive




corrective

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrective

  1. 1 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective <a substantial outflow of people proved to be the necessary corrective for the spiraling cost of housing> Synonyms balance, canceler (or canceller), counterbalance, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, offsetRelated Words trade-off; ballast, weight

  2. 2 something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable <the only corrective to bad behavior is good, firm discipline> Synonyms antidote, cure, curative, rectifier, remedy, therapeutic, therapyRelated Words cure-all, elixir, panacea; answer, solution; aid, help, relief, succor; balm, medicinal, medicine, palliative




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