What are some opposite words for preemptive?

Antonyms for preemptive
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term preemptive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preemptive, pre-emptive(adj)

    designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

    "a preemptive business offer"

    Antonyms:
    permissive

    Synonyms:
    pre-emptive

How to use preemptive in a sentence?

  1. The President:

    I'll be doing something that's somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I'm sure.

  2. Hiroshi Imazu:

    There are limitations( of our) ballistic missile defense( BMD) if several missiles are fired, neutralizing an enemy base( and preventing the launch of) the second and third missiles is within the range of self-defense. It is not a preemptive strike.

  3. Another North Korean propaganda outlet:

    The emergency epidemic prevention measures carried out by our party and the government are highly trustworthy preemptive and decisive measures that ensure the survival and safety of our people.

  4. Vijay Gokhale:

    In the face of imminent danger, a preemptive strike became absolutely necessary, the existence of such training facilities, capable of training hundreds of jihadis could not have functioned without the knowledge of the Pakistani authorities.

  5. Ali Khamenei:

    Peacetime offers great opportunities for our armed forces to ... build up on preemptive capacities.

How to pronounce preemptive?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say preemptive in sign language?

  1. preemptive

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#40296permissive

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