What does retaliatory mean?

Definitions for retaliatory

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word retaliatory.

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"


  1. retaliatory(Adjective)

    Relating to or part of a retaliation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retaliatory(adj)

    tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich:

    We advise Washington and Ottawa to think about the consequences of such actions. Meanwhile, we will work on retaliatory measures.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. William Ruto:

    Two successful operations were carried out against the perpetrators of these murderous executions across the border. Our retaliatory action left in its trail more than 100 fatalities.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of retaliatory

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