What are some alternative words for punishment?

Synonyms for punishment
ˈpʌn ɪʃ mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation(noun)

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    penalty, penalization, penalisation

Wiktionary

  1. punishment(noun)

    Synonyms:
    punition, castigation, beating

    Antonyms:
    reward

  2. punishment(noun)

    The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.

    Synonyms:
    beating, castigation, punition

    Antonyms:
    reward

  3. punishment(noun)

    A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.

    Synonyms:
    castigation, beating, punition

    Antonyms:
    reward

  4. punishment(noun)

    A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution

    Synonyms:
    castigation, punition, beating

    Antonyms:
    reward

  5. punishment(noun)

    Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling

    a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment

    Synonyms:
    beating, punition, castigation

    Antonyms:
    reward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. punishment(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chastisement, correction, discipline, penalty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. punishment(n)

    Synonyms:
    chastisement, castigation, scourging, discipline, penalty, visitation, retaliation, retribution, infliction

    Antonyms:
    immunity, impunity, acquittal, exoneration

    Associated words:
    penal, penology, punitive, penologist, penological, reprieve, commute, commutation, nemesis, connivance

How to pronounce punishment?

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How to say punishment in sign language?

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How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. Koon Chow:

    It's quite a bearish global market environment, there are concerns about global growth given the increase in trade tensions ... manifesting in punishment of currencies or countries that are open and do a lot of trade with the U.S. and China.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment, for the woman.

  3. Cate Blanchett:

    The film asks, did the punishment meted out by CBS merit the so-called crime? truth.

  4. Blake Griffin:

    It's something I think about every day and wish I could take it back, but now( that it's over) and I have my punishment, I'm looking forward to just moving on and moving past this and getting back on the court with our team mates.

  5. John Locke:

    Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.


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