Definition of punitively in English:

punitively

adverb

  • See punitive

    • ‘I feel that such a licence should be priced at a punitively high level - â10, 000 per year is what I picked from the air, but that's only a ball-park figure.’
    • ‘The judge knew we had all these debts and yet he punitively and vindictively imposed these defence costs on us as well.’
    • ‘More tobacco industry litigation and settlements are expected to punitively punish the tobacco industry for long-term misrepresentation of the health risks associated with smoking.’
    • ‘Mr Ingram said: ‘The judge punitively and vindictively imposed these defence costs.’’
    • ‘‘He has no trouble speaking off the cuff when he's speaking punitively, when he's talking about violence, when he's talking about revenge,’ Miller told Whyte.’