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Synonyms for penalty
ˈpɛn l ti

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    punishment, 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

    "neglected his health and paid the penalty"

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penalty

    Synonyms:
    pain, punishment, forfeiture, price, fare, retribution, amercement

    Antonyms:
    guerdon, wages, reward, premium, prize, douceur, sop, bribe, honorarium, compensation, remuneration

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penalty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penal retribution

  2. penalty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture, fine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. penalty(n)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, retribution, forfeiture, fine, mulct

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How to use penalty in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Astor:

    The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

  2. Fernando Bermudez:

    Getting rid of the death penalty is very important because there's always the grave risk that an innocent person can be convicted, it's a matter where people who are on death row can be executed by mistake. But also, I think it's a matter of the misapplication of the law and that the death penalty has been proven not to work to deter or prevent crime the way people hoped it would.

  3. Hiroki Okada:

    Many guests visit the restaurant every day and there are more and more returned customers, most visit to satisy their curiosity -- they want to know what feces taste like. Some use it as a penalty game. Many customers return because they enjoy seeing other guests' reaction.

  4. Daniel Ricciardo:

    Monza’s not obviously a circuit that suits us particularly. We've got the penalties as well, so you know that’s obviously a strategic thing as well - take the penalty here rather than in Singapore where we expect to be very competitive, singapore, we can really fight for a podium there.

  5. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    We abhor drug crime, but we abhor the death penalty. We think that these two Australians deserve to be punished, but they certainly don't deserve to be executed.

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