What does punitive mean?

Definitions for punitiveˈpyu nɪ tɪv; -ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punitive, punitory(adj)

    inflicting punishment

    "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"


  1. punitive(Adjective)

    inflicting punishment, punishing

  2. Origin: punitivus, from punio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punitive(adj)

    of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jack Crisler:

    This is not anything punitive. It is just business.

  2. Dimitri Sevastakis:

    What is being proposed is punitive. It's a form of revenge.

  3. Timothy Njoya:

    It's not punitive, but transformative, i call it human rights masculinity.

  4. Democratic State Senator Andy Manar:

    Our (existing) formula is almost punitive to children who live in poverty today.

  5. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon:

    This is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks.

Images & Illustrations of punitive

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