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1. retributive

adjective. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution.

Synonyms

  • punitive
  • retaliatory
  • punitory
  • retributory
  • relatiative

Antonyms

  • partial
  • unreasonable
  • unfair
  • dishonorable

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2. retributive

adjective. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts.

Synonyms

  • retributory
  • just

Antonyms

  • inculpatory
  • inequity
  • unfairness

Example sentences of the word retributive


1. Adjective
Rather, this is an example of retributive justice as a warning and a deterrent to others who have not yet committed infractions.

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