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