Definition of punitively in English:



See punitive

‘‘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.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘The judge knew we had all these debts and yet he punitively and vindictively imposed these defence costs on us as well.’
  • ‘Mr Ingram said: ‘The judge punitively and vindictively imposed these defence costs.’’
  • ‘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.’