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correcting

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of correcting

  1. inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment questions the value of such correcting measures as prison sentences for drug addicts Synonyms castigating, chastening, chastising, punitive, correctional, corrective, 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



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