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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

How to pronounce penalty?

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How to use penalty in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As a criminal law; a thief bears a penalty for its crime; conversely, a literary thief enjoys the profitability of plagiarism-crime as self-exception from its moral-corruption, and humiliation of inner voice and conscience.

  2. Amnesty International:

    The idea that more than 700 people could all stand trial together in one day, all facing the death penalty in what is clearly a grossly unfair trial that violates Egypt's own constitution beggars belief.

  3. Jeff Weaver:

    The failings of one or three or four young people who have made misjudgments in campaign is not cause for them to issue a death penalty on The Sanders campaign.

  4. Kevin Kuhlman:

    It’s the biggest penalty that no one is talking about.

  5. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.


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