Synonyms of punitive in English:

punitive


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adjective

1‘truancy rates would decline if tougher punitive measures against parents were taken’

SYNONYMS

penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional, retributive

in retaliation, in reprisal

rare penitentiary, punitory, castigatory

2‘the government plans to announce punitive taxes on imports’

SYNONYMS

harsh, severe, stiff, austere, cruel, savage, stringent, burdensome, demanding, draconian, drastic, swingeing, crushing, crippling

high, sky-high, inflated, exorbitant, extortionate, excessive, outrageous, inordinate, iniquitous, immoderate, unreasonable