HyperDic: punitive

English > 1 sense of the word punitive:
ADJECTIVEallpunitive, punitoryinflicting punishment
punitive > pronunciation
Soundspyuw'nahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > punitive: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaninginflicting punishment.
Examples
  • "punitive justice"
  • "punitive damages"
Synonympunitory
Narrowercorrectionalconcerned with or providing correction
penalServing as or designed to impose punishment
penitentiaryUsed for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers
retaliatory, retaliative, retributive, retributory, vindicatoryOf or relating to or having the nature of retribution / retribution
Oppositerehabilitativedesigned to accomplish rehabilitation / rehabilitation
Spanishpunitivo
Catalanpunitiu
Adverbspunitivelyin a punishing manner
Verbspunishimpose a penalty on

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