Definition of retaliative in English:

retaliative

adjective

  • See retaliate

    • ‘All that can be accomplished now is retaliative aggression.’
    • ‘Often people talk of justice as only retaliative.’
    • ‘In a retaliative fit of pique Trish hadn't complained, instead smiling calmly and signing the papers the estate agent had called round with.’

Pronunciation

retaliative

/rɪˈtaljətɪv/