Antonyms of adj vindicatory

3 senses of vindicatory

Sense 1
retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory -- (of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye")

INDIRECT (VIA punitive) -> rehabilitative -- (designed to accomplish rehabilitation; "from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello; "rehabilitative treatment")

Sense 2
retributive, retributory, vindicatory -- (given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice")

INDIRECT (VIA just) -> unjust -- (violating principles of justice; "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation")

Sense 3
justificative, justificatory, vindicatory -- (providing justification)

INDIRECT (VIA exculpatory) -> inculpatory, inculpative -- (causing blame to be imputed to)

Similarity of adj vindicatory

3 senses of vindicatory

Sense 1
retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory -- (of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye")
       => punitive (vs. rehabilitative), punitory -- (inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages")

Sense 2
retributive, retributory, vindicatory -- (given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice")
       => just (vs. unjust) -- (used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance")

Sense 3
justificative, justificatory, vindicatory -- (providing justification)
       => exculpatory (vs. inculpatory) -- (clearing of guilt or blame)

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