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1. punitive

adjective. ['ˈpjuːnətɪv'] inflicting punishment.

Synonyms

  • retributory
  • retaliatory
  • penitentiary
  • correctional
  • penal
  • retributive
  • punitory
  • relatiative

Antonyms

  • inculpatory
  • unjust
  • unrepentant
  • impenitent

Etymology

  • punitivus (Latin)
  • punio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Punitive

  • abortive
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  • accusative
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  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
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  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

Example sentences of the word punitive


1. Adjective
The memo does not have to be punitive and instead can offer rewards for good behavior.

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