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punitive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of punitive

  1. inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment <any misbehavior was immediately met with a punitive response> <the company had to pay a million dollars in punitive damages> Synonyms castigating, chastening, chastising, correcting, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, penalizing Related Words retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revengeful; vengeful, wrathful Near Antonyms compensatory; acquitting, exculpating, exculpatory, exonerating, vindicating; absolving, condoning, pardoning, remitting; commuting, reprieving Antonyms nonpunitive





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