Adjective "retaliatory" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/rɪˈtalɪətri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge.
  1. 'Shooting creatures at long range will now bring a retaliatory action.'
  2. 'He was permitted to ignore a question regarding a proposed remedy for his company's retaliatory tactics.'
  3. 'They will rule in April how much in retaliatory sanctions the union can exact.'
  4. 'The organization has approved a list of retaliatory targets among the exports, including many agricultural commodities.'
  5. 'There is something a little admonitory—even perhaps retaliatory—about such a response.'

Definitions

1. to return like for like, especially evil for evil: to retaliate for an injury. verb (used with object), retaliated, retaliating.

2. to requite or make return for (a wrong or injury) with the like.

More examples(as adjective)

"measures can be retaliatory."

"actions can be retaliatory."

"attacks can be retaliatory."

"strikes can be retaliatory."

"sanctions can be retaliatory."

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Origin

(retaliate)