penalty synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term penalty:


Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    advantage, reward

  2. penalty(noun)

    a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    reward, advantage

  3. penalty(noun)

    the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    reward, advantage

  4. penalty(noun)

    (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    reward, advantage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penalty

    Synonyms:
    compensation, earnings, guerdon, remuneration, wages

    Antonyms:
    benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, bribe, donation, gift, grant, gratuity, largess, present

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penalty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penal retribution

  2. penalty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture, fine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sentence, punishment, death, sanction, penalties, sentences, worth, pity, fine, dead, assent, pena, criminalization, term, worthwhile, baquba, soda, sanctions, shame, fines, pain, trouble, sorrow, grief



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