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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?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say penalty in sign language?

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How to use penalty in a sentence?

  1. Dudley Sharp:

    Folks support the death penalty for the same reason they support all sanctions - justice.

  2. Cassandra Stubbs:

    This shows that the Supreme Court continues to apply close scrutiny to the death penalty. I think it's really a harbinger of the day coming when the Supreme Court is going to strike it down.

  3. Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano:

    We urge the military justice system to act swiftly and if it finds them responsible to apply the maximum penalty.

  4. Silvia Neid:

    We fought, we worked very well and had chances but if you don’t score you aren’t going to win. The penalty was justified, we were very naive. It is sad but it is reality but England won and deserved to win.

  5. President Trump:

    Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, National Anthem continues without penalty to the players, the Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss !


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