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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 of corrective amendatory, rectifying, remedial, remedying, reformative, reformatory Words Related to corrective 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 of corrective castigating, chastening, chastising, correcting, correctional, punitive, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, penalizingWords Related to corrective retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revengeful; vengeful, wrathfulNear Antonyms of corrective compensatory; acquitting, exculpating, exculpatory, exonerating, vindicating; absolving, condoning, pardoning, remitting; commuting, reprievingAntonyms of corrective 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 of corrective balance, canceler (or canceller), counterbalance, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, offsetWords Related to corrective trade-off; ballast, weight

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



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