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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliatory, retaliative, retributive, retributory, vindicatoryadjective

    of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

    "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"


  1. retaliativeadjective



  1. retaliative

    Retaliative refers to the act of doing something harmful or negative in response to a similar action done to oneself or to others. It is characterized by a desire to get back at someone or exact revenge for a perceived wrongdoing. Essentially, it is a response that seeks to return harm for harm, often as a means of punishment or dissuasion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retaliativeadjective

    same as Retaliatory

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retaliative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
    • B. reassuring
    • C. abrupt
    • D. victimised

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