Synonyms for retaliative
- in reprisal
- in retaliation
Antonyms for retaliative
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETALIATIVE
The idea of retaliative measures was a product of the brain of Jeff Davis.
The most ancient punishment in English law was retaliative—membrum pro membro, but ultimately at common law fine and imprisonment.
1610s, from Latin retaliatus, past participle of retaliare "requite, retaliate" (see retaliation). Related: Retaliated; retaliating.