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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or having the nature of retribution.

Usage examples (27)
  • This is what I call retaliatory terrorism, which was also seen in 1984 when a Sikh killed Indira Gandhi
  • He says he has no reason to believe that these two men are interested in any sort of what he called retaliatory conduct.
  • Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, warned that Russia could take what he called retaliatory steps if the United States were to go forward with its missile shield plan...
  • Mr. Minaya lost his job after Ms. Familia filed a complaint to the city over her firing, an action she calls retaliatory in the complaint. for more
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