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Synonyms for punishing
pun·ish·ing

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  1. punishingadjective

    resulting in punishment

    "the king imposed a punishing tax"

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, laborious, arduous, hard, operose, grueling, backbreaking, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  2. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeadjective

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, straining, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, strenuous, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    effortless

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How to use punishing in a sentence?

  1. Engine Capital:

    Even the most patient long-term shareholders can not be expected to endure the punishing underperformance and perpetual value disconnect seen at Kohl's.

  2. Gordon Charlop:

    The market right now seems to be in a spot where the ice is a little bit thin and investors seem to be punishing stocks that are falling out of favor, whether it is caused by direct earnings or guidance, linkedIn and Tableau are names that are leaders. Those two names are important names, widely held, widely followed, and the disruption we saw in those prices affected stocks in that sector, without a doubt.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Generating more respect, values, and brotherhood among countries is the role of the United Nations. Policing, blaming, or punishing countries is not the job of the UN.

  4. Mac Thornberry:

    I’m hopeful that a strong vote can persuade the White House that there’s a better approach to that issue so you’re not punishing the troops for something that is totally unrelated.

  5. Goa Kerle:

    Wrong always rewards, never punishes while right does both. When wrong rewards, that's right punishing.


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