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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Punitive \Pu"ni*tive\, a.
Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or
inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice.
If death be punitive, so, likewise, is the necessity
imposed upon man of toiling for his subsistence. -- I.
We shall dread a blow from the punitive hand.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive
damages" [syn: punitive, punitory] [ant:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "punitive":
avenging, castigating, castigatory, chastening, chastising,
compensatory, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, grudgeful,
grueling, implacable, inflictive, irreconcilable, penal,
penological, punishing, punitory, rancorous, reciprocal,
recompensing, recompensive, reparative, restitutive, retaliative,
retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revanchist, revengeful,
unappeasable, vengeful, vindicatory, vindictive
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