rɪ'tælɪeɪtɪv /-ətɪv adj. seeking retaliation, vindictive, vengeful

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  • Retaliative — Re*tal i*a*tive, a. Same as {Retaliatory}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retaliative — index malevolent, reciprocal, ruthless, vindictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • retaliative — retaliate ► VERB ▪ make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack. DERIVATIVES retaliation noun retaliative adjective retaliator noun retaliatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin retaliare return in kind …   English terms dictionary

  • retaliative — adjective see retaliate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retaliative — See retaliation. * * * …   Universalium

  • retaliative — adjective retaliatory …   Wiktionary

  • retaliative — re·tal·i·a·tive …   English syllables

  • retaliative —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌād.iv adjective : retaliatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • retaliate — retaliative, retaliatory /ri tal ee euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. retaliator, n. /ri tal ee ayt /, v., retaliated, retaliating. v.i. 1. to return like for like, esp. evil for evil: to retaliate for an injury. v.t. 2. to requite or make return for… …   Universalium

  • Retaliatory — Re*tal i*a*to*ry, a. Tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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