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. George Ghali of Lebanese rights:

    What is concerning for us is not just retaliatory arrests but general xenophobia.

  2. 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.

  3. Nicholas Haysom:

    There is a risk, in my view, that the conflict may enter a new phase, which could see retaliatory acts of vengeance and an escalating spiral of violence.

  4. Duncan Hunter:

    So you have them doing a retaliatory investigation of a great soldier. This is the kind of guy we want in The Army. This is who we want out there fighting for us.

  5. 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)

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