extrapunitive

adjective
ex·​tra·​pu·​ni·​tive | \ ˌek-strə-ˈpyü-nət-iv How to pronounce extrapunitive (audio) \

Medical Definition of extrapunitive

: tending to direct blame or punishment toward persons other than the self — compare intropunitive

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