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Definition of 'punitive'

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I mention all this as a warning of the dangers of going after rich people through punitive measures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I mention all this as a warning of the dangers of going after rich people through punitive measures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was intended as a punitive expedition. Henderson, Diana M The Scottish Regiments (1993)The court can still award punitive damages. The Sun (2015)They praised reward schemes as an alternative to punitive charges on rubbish. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet no one specified what punitive action they wanted taken. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What other punitive punishment entered the national heart so quickly? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most church insurance policies exclude punitive damages. Christianity Today (2000)The moves came amid growing anger about punitive mortgage charges. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Washington decided against punitive military action against the regime at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Savers who exceed the annual or lifetime caps could face punitive tax charges. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of these carry layers of punitive charges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And there should be punitive charges on broker loans to hedge funds that do not disclose their balance sheets. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is no point in investing in something with downside risk if the upside is subject to punitive tax charges. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he warned against punitive measures. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are punitive measures, not helpful measures for us. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now they fear a Russian punitive expedition will be sent to destroy the town. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Twenty years of court protection against punitive damages ensured its financial capacity and long-term success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The $1.1 billion deal announced yesterday includes claims for punitive damages brought by fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She sued for emotional distress, claiming punitive damages. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He added that the punitive measures would simply suck more people in and'bring harm to all parties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Synonyms of 'punitive'

retaliatory, in retaliation, vindictive, in reprisal

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In Common Usage. punitive is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'punitive'

British English: punitive ADJECTIVE
Punitive actions are intended to punish people.
...a punitive measure.

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