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punitive

see definition of punitive
  • adjconcerning punishment
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Synonyms for punitive

adj concerning punishment
  • disciplinary
  • penal
  • punishing
  • retaliatory
  • vindictive
  • punitory
  • castigating
  • correctional
  • in reprisal
  • in retaliation
  • retaliative
  • revengeful

Antonyms for punitive

  • beneficial
  • rewarding
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