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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or related to returning like for like, esp. evil for evil; Of or related to requiting or making return for (a wrong or injury) with the like

Usage examples (11)
  • Verb (used without object) : to retaliate for an injury
  • In this, Nemirovsky views human nature as Greek tragedy: stubborn, inimical and as retaliative as ever it was.
  • He was even retaliative, and to the liner's continued iteration of its innocent remark he retorted in the words of old Omar:
  • Cant remember when, but there was a point in history were in a retaliative short period ppl from all around the world started living in the one place and quality farming... for more
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