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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that involves inflicting or awarding retributive suffering, pain, or loss

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective : punitive laws; punitive action
  • OFAC is inherently a regulator and punitively focused.
  • Texas lawmakers demanded to re-open NAFTA and amend it punitively.
  • I have very occasionally seen lacking service punitively rewarded. for more
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