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Synonyms for penalty
ˈpɛn l tipenal·ty

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationnoun

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    advantage, reward

  2. penaltynoun

    a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penalization, penalisation

    Antonyms:
    reward, advantage

  3. penaltynoun

    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. penaltynoun

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penaltynoun

    Synonyms:
    punishment, penal retribution

  2. penaltynoun

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture, fine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. penaltynoun

    Synonyms:
    punishment, retribution, forfeiture, fine, mulct

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How to use penalty in a sentence?

  1. Nick Zerwas:

    The reality is that you have no First Amendment right to free speech or assembly on the center lane on the freeway or the entrance to an international airport or the middle of a train track, it's already against the law to be there; all we're doing is increasing the penalty. We are not taking a single protest or free speech activity that is currently legal and making it illegal by passing these bills.

  2. Human Rights Watch:

    Despite government claims that the death penalty is necessary to confront terrorism, only a small percentage of those executed were linked to militancy.

  3. Austin Sarat:

    The legitimacy of the death penalty is sustained by the illusive search for painless executions, we cannot be relied on to deliver executions which impose no more than pain than is necessary, and we certainly can't be relied on to impose executions that are compatible with contemporary standards of decency.

  4. Skymark Airlines:

    Airbus is beginning preparations for litigation regarding a penalty for breach of contract, discussions with Airbus towards the resolution of this problem are proceeding and will continue to do so.

  5. James R. Cook:

    Taxes are a penalty on progress.


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