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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 say penalty in sign language?

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How to use penalty in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Jealousy is such a penalty that one sprays upon itself.

  2. Michelle Hanisee:

    Governor Newsom, who supported the failed initiative to end the death penalty in 2006, is usurping the express will of California voters and substituting his personal preferences via this hasty and ill-considered moratorium on the death penalty.

  3. Paula Mitchell:

    Politicians get to say, 'We have the death penalty, look at all the people we have on death row,' but the delays allow them to spare the public from the gruesome act of an execution.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    We advocate consistently for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide by every diplomatic avenue available to us, we will continue to provide Mr Gilespie with consular assistance and engage China on his case.

  5. Mr Li:

    I often can't watch, my heart just can't take it, I feel nervous at every chance. Especially when Ronaldo missed the penalty - I almost passed out.


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