adverb see punitive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • punitively — Ⅰ. punitive UK US /ˈpjuːnətɪv/ adjective ► used to describe costs that are so high they are difficult to pay, and that are often used to punish someone or limit their activities: »The President has threatened to impose punitive import duties on a …   Financial and business terms

  • punitively — punitive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inflicting or intended as punishment. DERIVATIVES punitively adverb punitiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • punitively — See punitive. * * * …   Universalium

  • punitively — adverb In a punitive manner …   Wiktionary

  • punitively — pjuːnÉ™tɪv adv. through punishment, through penalization …   English contemporary dictionary

  • punitively — pu·ni·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • punitively — See: punitive …   English dictionary

  • punitively — adverb in a punishing manner • Syn: ↑punitorily, ↑penally • Derived from adjective: ↑penal (for: ↑penally), ↑punitory (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • punitive — punitively, adv. punitiveness, n. /pyooh ni tiv/, adj. serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action. Also, punitory /pyooh ni tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1615 25; < ML punitivus of punishment, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

  • punitive — pu‧ni‧tive [ˈpjuːntɪv] adjective 1. intended to punish someone: • The court can impose punitive measures. 2. TAX punitive taxes, price increases etc are very high and it is difficult for people to pay them: • Punitive taxes on energy are likely… …   Financial and business terms

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