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What is another word for punitive?

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Adjective
Inflicting or intended as punishment or a form of vengeance
“It seems only logical to expect punitive measures to deter a substantial amount of corporate malfeasance.”
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(of a tax or other charge) Extremely high, harsh or severe
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“It charged the punitive rate of interest on the arrears as well as the repayments, causing the debt to balloon.”
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Much too high in price
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Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury
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That serves to reform or correct
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Cruel or harsh
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