Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun corrective

1 sense of corrective

Sense 1
corrective, restorative -- (a device for treating injury or disease)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Antonyms of adj corrective

2 senses of corrective

Sense 1
corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal -- (designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary")

INDIRECT (VIA nonindulgent) -> indulgent -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 2
corrective -- (tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses")

INDIRECT (VIA bettering) -> worsening -- (changing for the worse; "worried by the worsening storm")

Similarity of adj corrective

2 senses of corrective

Sense 1
corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal -- (designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary")
       => nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 2
corrective -- (tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses")
       => bettering (vs. worsening) -- (changing for the better)

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