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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. President Donald J. Trump:

    We can't possibly be suggesting punishing people for political speech in this country.

  2. Stephen Breyer:

    I mean, my goodness, every school in the country would be doing nothing but punishing.

  3. President Trump:

    I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are a nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.

  4. Julian Evans-Pritchard:

    With global growth likely to cool further in the coming quarters and United States tariffs set to become more punishing, the recent resilience of exports is unlikely to be sustained.

  5. Rukshana Nanayakkara:

    China's fight against corruption focuses on prosecution, a very top-down way of fighting corruption, the whole campaign of catching 'tigers' and 'flies,' and from this summer the 'foxhunt' (the worldwide operation to track down fugitive officials) they all talk about prosecution, punishing people.

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