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See definition of retaliatory on Dictionary.com
  • as inpunitive
  • as invengeful
  • as invindictive
  • as inpunitory

synonyms for retaliatory

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

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  • beneficial
  • rewarding
  • pardoning
  • liking
  • nice
  • agreeable
  • forgiving
  • condoning
  • kind
  • friendly
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    How to use retaliatory in a sentence

    Offended or threatened by the assault on its honor, China retaliated with a slew of economic sanctions against Australian imports, including sugar, barley, wheat, copper, and—most recently—wine.
    AUSTRALIA’S ‘APPROACHABLE’ WINE WON OVER CHINA’S MIDDLE CLASS. THEN CAME THE TARIFFSEAMONBARRETTDECEMBER 7, 2020FORTUNE
    “It’s stunning that Uber is willing to tell the court ’we promise we won’t retaliate,’ ” Lowe said, yet it argued it couldn’t be told to tell that to the drivers.
    COURT REJECTS UBER DRIVERS’ BID TO BAR APP FROM PUSHING POLITICAL MESSAGE ON EMPLOYMENT STATUSFAIZ SIDDIQUI, REED ALBERGOTTIOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    In his response to the complaint submitted to the court, the lawyer representing the company denied that ASO had retaliated against Collins for whistleblowing, asserting he had resigned.
    WORKERS ARE GETTING FIRED AND PENALIZED FOR REPORTING COVID SAFETY VIOLATIONSLBELANGER225OCTOBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
    China retaliated with steep duties on American agricultural goods.
    ROBERT LIGHTHIZER BLEW UP 60 YEARS OF TRADE POLICY. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.BY LYDIA DEPILLISOCTOBER 13, 2020PROPUBLICA
    Switzerland retaliated by banning trading in Swiss shares on EU venues.
    IN LONDON, A EUROPE-HEAVY STOCK EXCHANGE IS FACING DOWN BREXITKDUNN6OCTOBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
    The Girondists knew to whom they were indebted for many of the most skillful parries and retaliatory blows.
    MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
    To this it may be answered that punishment for crime is not intended to be retaliatory, but admonitory and deterrent.
    THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
    The indignation over the action of the Indians was so great that retaliatory measures were determined upon.
    THE LIFE OF KIT CARSONEDWARD S. ELLIS
    Time and again complaints have been voiced, retaliatory measures threatened, and more than once serious friction has ensued.
    THE ETHICS OF COPERATIONJAMES HAYDEN TUFTS
    Thus, from the retaliatory measures of these two rival powers, the commerce of the United States was seriously injured.
    GREAT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICACHARLES A. GOODRICH
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    WORDS RELATED TO RETALIATORY

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