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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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Veena
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How to say punishment in sign language?

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How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    Children around the world are safer because of the actions taken by United States and foreign law enforcement to prosecute this case and recover funds for victims, we will continue to pursue such criminals on and off the darknet in the United States and abroad, to ensure they receive the punishment their terrible crimes deserve.

  2. Cate Blanchett:

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

  3. Lee Hyun-woo:

    Cho Joo-bin revealed the personal information of the victims and by doing so not only caused damage, but by distributing this repeatedly caused recurring damage to victims, cho Joo-bin behaviors caused extreme pain on the victims and they are demanding severe punishment.

  4. Matt Zeller:

    Our Afghan and Iraqi combat translators have been left to die, the Taliban, Daesh [ ISIS ], Al Qaeda, and our other enemies do not have an amnesty or reconciliation program. They have one punishment for ‘ collaboration with the infidels ’ -- death. A brutal horrible death. They mutilate their victims. They rape their victims and their families in front of each other and then kill them. The worst deaths imaginable.

  5. Phelim Kine:

    President Widodo can demonstrate true leadership by ending capital punishment as unacceptable state brutality, president Widodo should recognize that the death penalty is not a crime deterrent but an unjustifiable and barbaric punishment. President Widodo should promote Indonesia as a rights-respecting democracy by joining the countries that have abolished capital punishment.


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