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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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