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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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How to say punishment in sign language?

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How to use punishment in a sentence?

  1. Jessie Rossman:

    Today's landmark ruling affirmed that our law does not permit the punishment of the homeless for simply being homeless.

  2. Smithsonian Channel:

    Koresh and I were at odds, so he was going to head to Texas. He ordered me to come to Texas to receive my punishment because I was opposing him. So I packed my bags and everybody assumed I was going to Texas to do what Koresh had ordered me to do, but I never showed up. Eventually, I went to Australia. So in the end, Elizabeth being in Australia worked out because I had a place to go.

  3. Dale Bumpers:

    There's a total lack of proportionality, a total lack of balance in this thing. The charge and the punishment are totally out of sync.

  4. Cate Blanchett:

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

  5. Jerry Garry:

    From an environmental point of view, obviously the slurry discharge... has already caused damage to the ocean and the livelihood of the people because they will not be swimming and they will not be fishing in the area any more, there will be summons to pay compensation. There will be other punishment imposed by CEPA. I'm really not too sure as to what the nature of the penalties may be.


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