What are some opposite words for punishment?

Antonyms for punishment
ˈpʌn ɪʃ mənt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term punishment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation(noun)

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    penalty, penalization, penalisation

Wiktionary

  1. punishment(noun)

    Antonyms:
    reward

    Synonyms:
    punition, castigation, beating

  2. punishment(noun)

    The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.

    Antonyms:
    reward

    Synonyms:
    beating, castigation, punition

  3. punishment(noun)

    A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.

    Antonyms:
    reward

    Synonyms:
    castigation, beating, punition

  4. punishment(noun)

    A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution

    Antonyms:
    reward

    Synonyms:
    castigation, punition, beating

  5. punishment(noun)

    Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling

    a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment

    Synonyms:
    beating, punition, castigation

    Antonyms:
    reward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. punishment(n)

    Antonyms:
    immunity, impunity, acquittal, exoneration

    Synonyms:
    chastisement, castigation, scourging, discipline, penalty, visitation, retaliation, retribution, infliction

    Associated words:
    penal, penology, punitive, penologist, penological, reprieve, commute, commutation, nemesis, connivance

How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Zoukis:

    A lot of people who are Justin Paperny level, first of all, don't believe that they did anything wrong and certainly don't think they deserve any kind of punishment, and when they do get punishment, they don't believe they deserve this kind of punishment, and they go into prison with this' holier than thou' attitude.

  2. Asha Singh:

    He deserves the same punishment as the four who've been given the death penalty, it should set a historic example in society that if you treat women and girls this way, no one will be spared.

  3. Lee Hyun-woo:

    Cho Joo-bin revealed the personal information of the victims and by doing so not only caused damage, but by distributing this repeatedly caused recurring damage to victims, cho Joo-bin behaviors caused extreme pain on the victims and they are demanding severe punishment.

  4. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe:

    These amendments deliver a valid path forward to continue VA's capital punishment policy, our citizens share my concerns and do not wish to be forced into using this terrible form of punishment.

  5. Ryan Guilds:

    It's a reflection of the fact that Jennifer cares more about the truth than the punishment.

How to pronounce punishment?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say punishment in sign language?

  1. punishment

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#15279kindness
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#17724pardon
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#52299gentleness
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#155933mildness
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#299128benignity

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