retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory(adj)
of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
Relating to or part of a retaliation.
tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures
The numerical value of retaliatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of retaliatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We advise Washington and Ottawa to think about the consequences of such actions. Meanwhile, we will work on retaliatory measures.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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