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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution;
- Example: "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
[syn: retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retaliatory \Re*tal"i*a*to*ry\, a. Tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "retaliatory": amendatory, avenging, balancing, changeable, commutable, commutative, compensating, compensatory, convertible, counteracting, counteractive, counterbalancing, countervailing, equal, equalizing, equivalent, even, exchanged, expiatory, give-and-take, grudgeful, implacable, indemnificatory, interchangeable, interchanged, irreconcilable, mutual, offsetting, penitential, permutable, punitive, punitory, rancorous, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, recompensing, recompensive, rectifying, reparative, restitutive, retaliative, retributive, retributory, returnable, revanchist, revengeful, standard, swapped, switched, traded, transposed, unappeasable, vengeful, vindicatory, vindictive