Synonyms for punitive
- in reprisal
- in retaliation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUNITIVE
It is apt to be doubly so when, as sometimes occurs, it is punitive in intent.
"Sir Oliver has gone to Arwenack upon a punitive business," said he.
Of punitive police, political or moral, I have a wholesome horror.
The campaign was “a punitive expedition for the suppression of brigandage.”
The whole garrison is under orders for a punitive expedition.
They were neither a fighting rescue expedition nor a punitive one.
The schooner Colbore was therefore sent on a punitive expedition.
He was therefore entitled to punitive damages, but none were allowed him.
Be thankful for that; otherwise you would have had a punitive expedition here.
We then become the agents of Providence in punitive justice.