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[ adjective ] of or relating to retaliation

Synonyms

retaliative

Examples

"a retaliatory attack"

Used in print

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

- The deterrent power of our Armed_Forces comes from both their nuclear retaliatory capability and their capability to conduct other essential operations in any form of war .

Related terms

reciprocal

2
[ adjective ] of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

Examples

"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"

Related terms

punitive

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