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Antonyms for punishment
ˈpʌn ɪʃ məntpun·ish·ment

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


  1. punishmentnoun


    punition, castigation, beating

  2. punishmentnoun

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


    beating, castigation, punition

  3. punishmentnoun

    A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.


    castigation, beating, punition

  4. punishmentnoun

    A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution


    castigation, punition, beating

  5. punishmentnoun

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

    a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment

    beating, punition, castigation


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationnoun

    the act of punishing

    penalty, penalization, penalisation

How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. Liu Bingjiang:

    Similarly, the economic situation cannot be used as an excuse, for those who failed to meet the targets, we will hold them accountable publicly and local governments will need to come out with detailed punishment measures.

  2. 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.

  3. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

  4. Ronald Daigle:

    My client was a political pawn, nothing can give him the year back that he had in federal prison, and he’s the first to say he did do something wrong, but the punishment was excessive.

  5. George Sand:

    Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

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