Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / retributive
FEEDBACK

retributive

See definition of retributive on Dictionary.com

synonyms for retributive

  • punitive
  • chastening
  • corrective
  • punishing
  • punitory
  • reformatory
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
QUIZ
It's Your Prerogative: Take This Word Of The Day Quiz
START THE QUIZ

How to use retributive in a sentence

A pure retributive sentence would mean that Chauvin should get the death penalty, which Minnesota has outlawed since 1911.
THIS IS WHAT DEREK CHAUVIN’S SENTENCE SHOULD BEPAUL BUTLERJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I felt that Alla would sooner or later urge me on to be the humble means of a retributive justice overtaking him.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
A general shout proclaimed the acquiescence of the other seamen in this act of retributive justice.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
Here are no expressions of malice, no invocations even of God's retributive justice, not a complaint of suffering wrongfully!
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
Sadly and prayerfully while she slept lifted he the retributive mallet and beat in her brittle pate.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
Is there no retributive justice dogging his heels, from which all the glories and adulations of earth cannot shield him?
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
The people, shocked at the removal of the Druidical works, predicted retributive justice to those who disturbed the sacred relics.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
When this view of the matter was suggested by Esau to the Skipper, he said, Retributive justice be blowed!
THREE IN NORWAYJAMES ARTHUR LEES
These latter exceptions already form a prelude to the more general application of the retributive idea in later times.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
As a matter of fact, the retributive idea is far from being implicated with other-world hopes.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RETRIBUTIVE

  • chastening
  • corrective
  • punishing
  • punitive
  • punitory
  • reformatory
  • retributive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.