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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory(adj)

    of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

    "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"

    Synonyms:
    justificative, retributive, justificatory, relatiative, retributory, vindicatory

    Antonyms:
    rehabilitative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retaliatory(a.)

    Synonyms:
    retaliating, revenging

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retaliatory":

    revengeful, reprisal, retaliation, revenge, tit-for-tat, retribution, vengeance, vengeful, counter-violence

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How to use retaliatory in a sentence?

  1. John Cornyn:

    Well, I am glad he is considering retaliatory action. Because White House officials have seen that red lines that go unenforced just encourage further provocative action by Assad, so it is unconventional, to be sure. Something I doubt any other president would have done. I don't think it caused any harm because I know Assad and Russians are expecting something to happen.

  2. Al Baker:

    Any rollback of liberal market access and Open Skies policies will reverberate across the whole world and will lead to retaliatory protectionism affecting all aspects of trade.

  3. Jumaane Williams:

    If we can prevent retaliatory shootings from this particular shooting I think we will have something positive to talk about, my hope is that the law enforcement will be able to do their job and hold the shooters accountable.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    We Americans know-although others appear to forget-the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. (On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam)

  5. Duncan Hunter:

    Here is someone who is trying to save lives and who puts it on Jason Amerine sleeve basically what Jason Amerine is doing and Jason Amerine got slammed for it by the The Army, so you have them doing a retaliatory investigation of a great soldier. This is the kind of guy we want in The Army. This is who we want out there fighting for us.


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