Synonym of punitive

Alternative for punitive

Synonym: punitory,


(of a tax or other charge) Extremely high, harsh or severe
harsh severe stiff stringent austere burdensome draconian drastic high cruel demanding savage crippling crushing excessive exorbitant extortionate inflated sky-high swingeing immoderate iniquitous inordinate outrageous prohibitive unreasonable heavy tough hard strict extreme brutal punishing rigorous relentless extravagant oppressive steep hardhanded overweening tyrannical onerous stern rough ruthless undue trying authoritarian unconscionable grim preposterous pitiless murderous unmerciful intolerable towering inexorable baroque devilish iron-fisted overdue insane plethoric overextravagant overmuch heavy-handed over the top radical unbending inflexible strong despotic repressive dire taxing desperate grievous serious forceful bitter rugged inhuman unyielding uncompromising unrelenting rigid sharp stressful merciless excruciating searing expensive ruinous criminal OTT excessively high backbreaking lavish fancy overpriced exacting over the odds penal iron-handed Draconian firm punitory grinding hardheaded intractable headstrong wearing gruelling uphill robust great intense arduous exhausting strenuous tiring momentous far-reaching substantial remorseless unusual exaggerated exceptional consequential zealous unmitigated prostrating wearying enervating fatiguing debilitating difficult egregious fanatical dictatorial downright thorough absolute remarkable intemperate unconventional flagrant overkill gross unseemly ferocious uncommon autocratic domineering back-breaking unsparing sapping draining nonsensical fabulous imprudent irrational utter improper sheer undemocratic unjust tyrannous overwhelming out-and-out killing grueling unremitting laborious too much O.T.T. out of proportion overbearing anti-democratic unfair imperious coercive high-handed peremptory disheartening gloomy discouraging weighty sombre hefty dismal depressive troubling dispiriting superincumbent ironhanded bleak worrying distressing troublesome exigent somber depressing confining mean headache summary rough going suppressive arbitrary very severe unwarranted ridiculous monstrous huge disproportionate enormous extremely high dear overboard absonant wasteful pricey a bit much daylight robbery highway robbery costing a bomb a rip-off costing the earth up to here out of sight over one's head costing an arm and a leg costly high-priced premium high-cost high-end pricy unmeasurable big-ticket precious uncalled-for valuable priceless spendy dizzying unrestrained high-ticket needless unnecessary superfluous uncalled for ultraexpensive big-budget way out profligate stratospheric upmarket prodigal unjustifiable unwarrantable overabundant highly priced wanton too great surplus over-the-top profuse uncurbed self-indulgent superabundant too-too illogical fantastic unjustified out of all proportion too many rich unrestricted scandalous unlimited unaffordable shocking monumental overindulgent gratuitous boundless super limitless wild dissipated indulgent redundant unbounded recrementitious supernatural extra more senseless ludicrous wicked prodigious far-out posh unrightful unlawful wrongful out of bounds worth its weight in gold opulent imposing upscale uneconomical elevated pretentious overinflated fulsome grandiose ostentatious beyond price elaborate uncontrolled choice absurd extraordinary fine top magnificent epic over audacious impressive showy supererogatory valued atrocious unacceptable appalling unbridled reckless gigantic impossible violent terrible disgraceful heinous bizarre colossal immense massive striking cher giant mountainous vast unbalanced villainous an arm and leg overgenerous horrifying fanciful mammoth dreadful shameful whopping tremendous highly-priced reprehensible stupendous uncivilised uncivilized ungodly silly very expensive illegitimate de trop in excess abounding exclusive unreasoned wildly excessive high-value raised unduly expensive increased boosted swanky very too overblown sweeping theatrical overdone dramatic exquisite deluxe effusive gushy unreserved gushing executive fancy-pants unsuitable inappropriate blown up out of all proportion tall very high large ambitious untempered excess a lot farcical additional lofty non-essential unneeded decadent dissipative riotous debauched immodest big bold fantastical implausible grossly excessive inexcusable soaring foolish incredible unmerited unbecoming undeserved invaluable crazy unreal lordly commanding surplus to requirements unthinkable inconceivable sneaky conscienceless knavish barbarous unholy exceeding inept untimely ill-advised underhanded unapt unfitting forbidden indecorous sinister inapt ill-timed illegal unseasonable out of control luxurious preventing prohibiting forbidding limiting outré far-fetched multistorey supreme sky-scraping ornate not required cherished prizable inestimable splendid prized treasured irreplaceable treasurable imbalanced unprovoked at a premium glaring beyond the pale outstanding paramount titanic Brobdingnagian surpassing superior altitudinous rococo ballsy grand adventurous heroic an arm and a leg pretty penny obvious blatant worth a king's ransom of inestimable worth of incalculable value of immeasurable worth of incalculable worth of immeasurable value without price of inestimable value improvident transcendent hulking sublime stellar ginormous infinite immeasurable astronomic humongous astronomical out of the question beyond your means unhampered mega unchecked mighty unfettered thumping monster extensive gargantuan uninhibited elegant decorated airy imperial preeminent spiring aerial unmatchable ultimate towery skyscraping manifest conspicuous financial means conditional rank patent super-duper grotesque over-elaborate flamboyant curlicued convoluted flowery fussy overt barefaced complete naked evident brazen outright shameless unconcealed transparent palpable undisguised plain arrant pronounced unqualified florid overelaborate overdecorated busy bedecked wedding-cake gingerbread apparent significant major capital embellished ornamental ornamented gilt decorative very elaborate brass-necked out and out horrible infamous abominable offensive unspeakable nefarious abhorrent horrendous beastly evil odious horrid vicious hideous loathsome nauseating ghastly foul unbearable nasty vile sickening insupportable diabolical unendurable insufferable barbaric infernal fiendish maddening exasperating execrable godawful hellacious depraving flagitious debasing contumelious scurrilous malevolent shaming disgracing ignoble despicable contemptible debauching corrupt notorious degenerate sinful opprobrious very bad more than one can afford more than can be afforded


Cruel or harsh
unmerciful ruthless merciless hard brutal cruel inhumane pitiless remorseless heartless unsparing callous cold-blooded hard-hearted harsh unfeeling inhuman unpitying brutish severe stony uncharitable unforgiving unrelenting unsympathetic barbarous draconian relentless rigorous savage affectless case-hardened compassionless cut-throat desensitised desensitized hard-boiled illiberal implacable indurate inflexible insensate insensitive intolerant ironhearted obdurate pachydermatous rigid slash-and-burn soulless stoney stonyhearted take-no-prisoners thick-skinned uncaring punishing sadistic stern strict bestial bloodthirsty coldhearted constant hurtful monstrous tyrannous unkind unremitting vengeful vindictive cold-hearted stony-hearted cold hardhearted fierce uncompassionate tough unbending barbaric hardened grim with a heart of stone unmoved vicious unemotional lacking compassion ferocious mean inexorable indifferent uncompromising steely murderous hard-nosed unyielding cutthroat truculent fiendish unconcerned inconsiderate austere inclement dog-eat-dog marble-hearted violent wicked flinty wanton sanguinary brute beastly butcherly unfriendly unappeasable malevolent diabolical unresponsive atrocious heinous tyrannical fell apathetic malignant bloodless exacting wolfish rough adamant hard as nails evil feral thoughtless aggressive malicious hard-bitten spiteful abominable mean-spirited bitter unsusceptible firm hostile dastardly authoritarian hellish heavy-handed voracious gruff as hard as nails frigid mortal stringent impassive rancorous insensible surly adamantine revengeful vile selfish indurated ironfisted icy maleficent spiritless competitive inured bloody dispassionate unloving stone-hearted forbidding ramrod impervious depraved stiff imperturbable unkindly dour toughened obtuse unaffected hateful tigerish inattentive flagitious egregious antagonistic without mercy matter-of-fact impenitent oppressive unruly tactless unrestrained every person for themselves feelingless without sentiment cold fish intemperate demanding killer solid satanic hatchetjob coldblooded without pity ungenerous killer instinct dead heedless uncommiserating unpleasant self-centred irreconcilable unflinching lifeless cynical stolid appalling sour avaricious unregenerate greedy unrepenting indefatigable uncontrite premeditated untouched crude coarse unsentimental stingy unfair ungracious armour-plated invulnerable mechanical infernal bearish resentful tormenting torturous malign cannibalistic unimpressionable torpid insentient stubborn careless iron-fisted intense hard-headed world-weary arch uncalled-for unchristian censorious mean machine crass having a killer instinct lupine ravenous repellent lukewarm disinterested halfhearted aversive repugnant faceless utilitarian inexpressive gray subhuman grey bleak benumbed hard-as-nails seasoned hardline imperceptive no-nonsense browbeating bullying despotic abusive dictatorial self-centered unsympathizing crotchety cantankerous unempathetic anesthetized unamiable churlish sensationless emotionless anaesthetized deadened uncordial carnivorous incurious unsensitive aloof oblivious suppressive onerous lacking sentiment hard-line hard-edged hard-shelled obstinate headstrong cool intransigent with a hide like an elephant blind to deaf to intensely competitive fiercely competitive blank homicidal expressionless deadpan toughened by experience inured to critical sworn deadly devilish seeking revenge hardhanded as tough as old boots frosty at each other's throats hideous hard-shell ghastly chilly nasty unwelcoming fixed Rhadamanthine poker-faced nefarious wild dangerous menacing furious pernicious immoral wrathful slaughterous roughshod virulent fiery untamed intimidating threatening fearsome ungentle terrible rabid impetuous raging louring frightful convulsive frightening baleful delirious incessive raving stark lowering uncontrollable enraged rugged undomesticated fearful angry frantic infuriated crazed mad horrible rapacious animalistic primitive venomous biffo aggers unrepentant unreformed defying defiant unremorseful unregretful unapologetic unashamed awful bad grievous destructive dreadful base villainous dire heavy lethal disagreeable sanguineous low foul excruciating dark devastating bloody-minded ruinous harrowing sanguine murdering loathsome criminal rotten horrid extreme painful gross black-hearted shocking gruesome disgusting grisly odious horrendous revolting offensive abhorrent sick uncivilized distressing rude grave searing killing death-dealing forceful perverse low-down macabre obscene vulgar fatal corrupt horrifying wretched horrific perverted trying thuggish sharp degraded uncultured dirty sickening degenerate maniacal disastrous calamitous lewd uncivilised sinful despicable contemptible agonizing abandoned black indecent uncivil burdensome profligate debased reprobate licentious unspeakable destroying wounding miserable execrable excessive serious galling harmful strenuous arduous ferine uncouth gory intolerable upsetting catastrophic unrefined crippling agonising uncultivated turbulent infamous cataclysmic debauched demoniac repulsive rowdy injurious biting boorish curt cataclysmal desperate woeful devastative deleterious damning objectionable dissolute tragic scandalous uncomfortable brusque unprincipled annihilatory demoralized distasteful acute blood-and-guts noxious ugly hairy prurient demoralised unclean filthy annihilative sapping exhausting corrupted godawful demonic iniquitous unwholesome libertine strong detestable decadent pugnacious warlike lousy distressful sick-making disgustful loathly maddened undisciplined boisterous autocratic ignorant worrying nauseating nightmarish radge domineering riotous discomforting lawless inhospitable loutish damaging spine-chilling frenzied cutting explosive stormy unbearable impure obnoxious heathen libidinous caustic shabby detrimental abrasive internecine unceremonious comfortless oafish frenetic unjust miscreant tempestuous grody lascivious ill-bred taxing unpolished agitated uneducated disquieting hotheaded impassioned feverish heathenish natural insufferable red in tooth and claw ill-mannered ungodly warped unnatural reprehensible hysterical potent sinister shameless snide lecherous yucky accursed troublesome traumatic unpalatable disturbing loose rakish dissipated barbarian ill-natured ravaging disadvantageous sordid improper Neanderthal raffish annoying jackleg rakehell noisome lowbrow God-awful catty unsettling eradicative rakehelly baneful afflicting wayward defiled racking dodgy mortifying vitiated sleazy knock-down-and-drag-out knock-down drag-out hammer and tongs difficult Neandertal dishonourable life-threatening full-blooded unsavoury twisted dishonorable chilling unsavory very bad not nice afflictive self-indulgent sobering despiteful precarious perilous bellicose spartan ravening straitened unlettered crushing beastlike gut-churning blood-and-thunder gloating treacherous predatory Mephistophelian fallen direful decimating hard-fought involving bloodshed scungy disconcerting troubling piggish gluttonous swinish animal carnal irrational unsophisticated philistine shattering catastrophal lamentable nagging radical Draconian masterful worrisome irksome desolating annihilating nauseous unsafe Spartan unendurable worthless drastic illiterate volatile stressful daunting butcherous perturbing wilful morbid tumultuous intimidatory ill-boding foreboding ominous benighted alarming parlous punitory rancid stinking ignominious low-minded deplorable scummy currish deliberate needless unjustified senseless arbitrary poor agitating dismal doleful overbearing raw cyclonic animated hot contaminated faulty putrid insubordinate impious unmannered yobbish minatory viperous serpentine minacious nonliterate non-literate high-handed unprovoked piercing grating fraught troublous paroxysmal volcanic ill vitriolic repellant fulsome wintry squally gratuitous groundless motiveless grueling penetrating repressive caveman abrupt tragical hellacious abysmal damnable cursed chronic revulsive irritating acerbic grotesque chaotic troublemaking fractious disorderly unscrupulous inept undiplomatic bungling rainy freezing unjustifiable wrenching burning blistering stinging consuming sudden amoral impoverished oppressed poverty-stricken OTT over the top overstrict coercive blunt impolite significant considerable acerb belligerent lawbreaking intractable disruptive contumacious snowy blustery wet drizzly damp windy willed unmotivated poignant pounding gruelling deceitful unlawful wrong unethical dishonest devious weird terrifying spooky scary eerie ghoulish discourteous heartbreaking spiky argumentative consequential major jungli delinquent crooked shady slippery unconscionable two-faced scheming disreputable unrighteous sly felonious underhanded shifty unconscientious heart-rending vexatious aimless ribald indelicate profane indecorous bluff unmannerly two-fisted anarchic unwelcome unhappy heartrending unlovely unpleasing sad yukky displeasing uncongenial exploitative self-seeking conscienceless questionable crafty hazardous toilsome inelegant roughcast vulgarian bawdy adverse great icky sore contrary ornery insolent double-crossing disparaging errant evil-minded contemptuous ignoble morally wrong scoundrelly shameful scrofulous bent squalid incorrigible scornful disdainful unmanageable rubbing the wrong way hard to take provoking bad-mannered untutored unexpected grinding weighty big intensive peracute deathly wintery tasteless lowbred foul-mouthed artless common loud terminal gut-wrenching startling flagrant roughneck incult unladylike ungentlemanly outrageous unanticipated pestilent unforgivable swift quick unforeseen immediate rapid unpredicted hasty scurvy terrific grewsome lurid nightmare vital berserk unchaste facinorous cacodemonic hedonic deviant pervy beyond the pale terrorizing fateful unfortunate fast lustful concupiscent promiscuous indulgent louche flagitous erosive consumptive wrackful pestilential extirpative suicidal lethiferous pestiferous cancerous toxic wreckful assertive sybaritic unhealthy swinging unconstrained sicko kinky voluptuary crazy forcible fuming terrorising drunken deteriorated violated easy open dirty-minded fast-living hot-tempered hot-headed in the fast lane night owl fast and loose lacking restraint in the gutter gone bad pleasure-seeking gone to the dogs high living environmentally unfriendly out of control bang-bang

Antonym of punitive

punitive Idiom, Proverb

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