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Synonyms for punishment
ˈpʌn ɪʃ məntpun·ish·ment

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Wiktionary

  1. punishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    punition, castigation, beating

    Antonyms:
    reward

  2. punishmentnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    beating, castigation, punition

    Antonyms:
    reward

  3. punishmentnoun

    A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.

    Synonyms:
    beating, punition, castigation

    Antonyms:
    reward

  4. punishmentnoun

    A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution

    Synonyms:
    castigation, punition, beating

    Antonyms:
    reward

  5. punishmentnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationnoun

    the act of punishing

    Synonyms:
    penalty, penalization, penalisation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. punishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    chastisement, correction, discipline, penalty

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How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. Max Nordau:

    Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.

  2. Don Clemmer:

    In all the positions the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken around the issue of abortion, they have not called for punishment of women who've had abortions.

  3. Robert Dunham:

    Lest there be any doubt, we hold that our state constitutions prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, article I, section 17,5 does not require a unanimous jury recommendation or any jury recommendation before a death sentence can be imposed, the court said. That ruling has placed the fate of those death row inmates navigating the resentencing process into the realm of uncertainty. There is a growing fear among experts that some of those death row inmates will have their death penalties reinstated. An execution chamber used in Florida. (Florida Department of Corrections) The question here now is going to be, What about the people that have already been told they are entitled to a resentencing hearing? can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  4. Sarah Erickson:

    Not having his picture, his name, nothing, it was kind of like, really ? we felt that they just did it on purpose... Almost like a punishment because he killed himself.

  5. Robert Mueller:

    Impeachment is capital punishment for a presidency, and impeachment represents an undoing of the democratic process, you are overturning an election.... It's something that Congress should not consider unless all other avenues are no longer open.


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