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synonyms for punitive

  • disciplinary
  • penal
  • punishing
  • retaliatory
  • vindictive
  • punitory
  • correctional
  • in reprisal
  • in retaliation
  • retaliative
  • revengeful
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antonyms for punitive

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  • beneficial
  • rewarding
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How to use punitive in a sentence

While it’s probable that fines and other punitive measures are in store for some or all of these companies, it’s much less likely that any of them will be carved up.
APPLE, AMAZON, GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK SET TO PREVIEW ANTITRUST DEFENSES BEFORE CONGRESSGREG STERLINGJULY 28, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
They’ve called for a less punitive approach and in June approved a pilot program so that people accused of evading fares had the option to pay a lesser fine or complete community service.
MORNING REPORT: MTS ENFORCEMENT CHIEF DEPARTINGVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJULY 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
New board leaders including Chairman Nathan Fletcher and City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery, who chairs the agency’s public security committee, have called for the agency to consider a less punitive approach.
MTS POLICE CHIEF DEPARTS AS AGENCY PULLS BACK ENFORCEMENT PUSHLISA HALVERSTADTJULY 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That punitive style of policing is what’s under scrutiny now, as the agency makes changes internally and a new group of leaders take the wheel.
MORNING REPORT: POLICE REFORMERS ARE COMING FOR MTSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJUNE 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The agency’s punitive approach to fare evasion is now under scrutiny, as it undergoes a complete rethink of how its quasi-public security team operates.
THE POLICE REFORM PUSH COMES FOR MTSLISA HALVERSTADT AND JESSE MARXJUNE 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It also left the Crusader States open to punitive actions from the triumphant Mamluks.
HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES: ORIGINS, POLITICS, AND CRUSADERSDATTATREYA MANDALMARCH 23, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
Meanwhile, the market price of housing in a place like Manhattan lies somewhere between punitive and prohibitive.
WHY RENT CONTROL DOESN’T WORK (EP. 373 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMARCH 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Punitive expeditions are not organised in the event of slight fevers or even serious illness—only when the patient dies.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
"It's the perfect punitive world," Uncle Ingemar said proudly.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
Almost p 285every month there are punitive raids made from the towns, and brigands are captured and put to death.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNITIVE

  • antidotal
  • counteracting
  • curative
  • disciplinary
  • palliative
  • penal
  • punitive
  • reformatory
  • rehabilitative
  • remedial
  • restorative
  • therapeutic
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